Thomas Apshoven painted below picture around 1640. The picture is hanging above my table 2011, i.e. 371 years later. It is an unusual painting as Apshoven usually painted more happy scenes.

Below the tree at centre a woman is mourning a dead person. The town behind her is burning. The town is not Freiberg, Sachsen, that was attacked and bombarded at the same time. The hidden message of the scene is 'patienza', i.e. the power to enduring inconvenicence without complaining - a Heiwa Co capacity when a ship sinks or buildings are blown up.