This, of course, is a bipartisan statement!
One of Gertrude Stein's most famous quotations, "Rose is a rose is a rose is a rose,"
was part of a the 1913 poem Sacred Emily. I am intrigued by Stein because they say
her salon at 27 Rue de Fleurus in France was the first "Metropolitan Museum of Art."
Her walls were hung to the ceiling with the early works of Cézanne, Renoir, Manet,
Gauguin, Matisse, Picasso, and Toulouse-Latrec. Gertrude and her brother, Leo, had the foresight
to buy these works before they were well known.
Imagine a party at her house with all those artists gathered together! Ah, to go back in time...