Rembrandt’s ‘Return of the Prodigal Son’

In the course of conversation today a man said, ‘My doctor showed me a painting by Rembrandt. It was the Prodigal Son. Do you know it?”

I didn’t know it. 
I pulled Mister Google from my pocket as the man continued: ‘My doctor showed me the painting. I looked at the painting, wondering. I looked back at my doctor. He was looking at the painting and I saw his eyes in a sea of tears.’

It was my turn to gaze at the painting. I was right: I’d never seen the image before. My own eyes stung. 

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