I had intended my next post to deal with the election, but news has come to me that takes precedence. This is as close as I will ever get to immortality, so you will forgive the interruption.
Many of you will be familiar with the famous nineteenth century French painter Edouard Manet. One of Manet's best known models, herself a noted painter, was Victourine Meurent.
It seems that for some part of her life, Meurent lived in the very building in which I am now writing these words, Number 17 rue Maitre Albert!
Whether she lived in my apartment, I do not know. It would appear that there is a 20% chance, since the building has five floors, each one of which is an apartment [save for mine, on the ground floor, which is only half as large as the upper apartments, but never mind.]
How's them apples!