A child prodigy mounted his first art exhibit in a famous gallery. There were raves from art enthusiasts and critics but they noticed one peculiar characteristic of the paintings: the young artist left one-third of all the canvasses empty.
The interest generated by the exhibit prompted a television station to invite the young artist and art “experts” to guest in one of its talk shows. Some art critics were quick to point out that this was the child’s composition style; others attributed it to the artist’s interpretation of negative and positive spaces while the psychologists described it as the child’s yet unfulfilled dreams.
After the “experts” had spoken, the TV host turned to the boy and asked him why he left the top one- third of his canvasses unpainted.
The six-year old artist simply said: “My hand can not reach that part so I can’t paint on it.”
Perhaps nobody can dismiss the experts’ opinions as entirely wrong but they could not be regarded as entirely right either. But sometimes, what seems to be too complicated can be explained by simple truth.
The black and white Masonic pavement in lodge halls among other interpretations, also tells us that there is no such thing as complicated truth; only complicated answers.