11 October 2007

Reincarnation: The Mystery Solved


Since the dawn of time, humankind has asked the questions: what happens when we die? Is there an afterlife? Will we be reincarnated — and if so, as what?

Thanks to the collections of the Louvre Museum in Paris, it is now possible to answer these questions, once and for all. Reincarnation follows death, as surely as day follows night, excepting in Iceland in the summer.

The proof is found in Franciabigione’s Portrait of a Man, which hangs in the long gallery alongside other Italian Renaissance masterworks. Even the casual observer will be struck by the portrait’s identical resemblance to the present-day actor Joaquin Phoenix. Quod erat demonstrandum; I rest my case.

...And After

Personally, I’m planning to come back as this guy. (Oh, wait — I did already.)

Relaxing around the house