how incessantly they flow and fall away from things
curbstone curves (inverted)
23 April 2016
...how thin the nature of an image is...
...With what ease and celerity they are begotten and how incessantly they flow and fall away from things. The outermost surface is ever streaming off from things and admits of being discharged: when this reaches some things, it passes through them, glass especially. But when it reaches rough stones or the matter of wood, it is then so torn that it cannot give back any idol...
ex Lucretius, De rerum natura libri sex
with notes and a translation by H. A. J. Munro
Second edition revised throughout (1866) : 86-87
curves; falling; flow; local color; thin; wood; or the matter of wood