This is the perfect painting. This is a painting. How does it construct space? Why does it construct space? Scrutinize its surface, smooth and flat. How was it made? Why was it made? Look at the perfect painting. Edge, ground, shadow, object, color—look at how the shadow falls. Falls on the color. Falls again on the ground. How does the shadow fall? Like this. What does it mean? The other day I saw a water glass shatter on the floor, and images of disasters danced with unattainable objects. Someday I hope to understand this.