Amongst possible distractions – a man, a mirror, jewelry, and other fineries – a woman is intently contemplating. Lying on a book, her fingers are about to flip a page, but her gaze remains steadily deep in thought. It is obvious she has been provoked into thinking over what she’s just read. What a wonderful painting by French painter, Felix Armand Heullant. I can only hope my writing would produce this same effect.