An older couple were exploring art museum...
ss struggle and a desire for one race to be like the other to gain more status in society? Perhaps nothing more than a shocking display meant to make you question your place in society.
Finally, after much thinking and much debate, they ask a docent of the art museum the meaning of the painting. Their suspicions were confirmed: it was a very deep painting that had all kinds of hidden meaning about class struggle and racism. Content with the answer from the docent they stood and looked at it once more to really let the meaning sink in.
As they were about to walk away they heard a soft voice with a pleasing accent behind them, "Vat zat museum employee told you about zat painting is wrong" Perplexed the couple turned to find a old man behind them leaning over a cane with a smile on his face.
They inquired, "how can you possibly know more than someone who works here? They are trained to know about all of these paintings down to the last detail!"
The man replied with a twinkle in his eye, "Vell, to tell you ze truth, I am ze man who painted it." The couple is slightly taken aback, but they want to know more. The old man continues, "I am sure ze employee did his job vit perfection but ze information he was given vas likely incorrect, he told you about ze racism and ze class struggle yes? Very good, he has done his job but zat is not vat zis painting is about." At this point the couple can barely hold back, the burst out in unison, "well go on and tell us already!!"
The old man looks up at his masterpiece, the years of toil over his art flooding back with a fresh stream of memories, he chuckles to himself and says, "Those are Swedish coal miners ze vun in ze middle vent home for lunch!" Read More