It is possible that the sages of old may not
have been either old or looked upon as a sage. They may have been the sheep
herder up on a hill faraway, the young poet writing verse in the meadow, or the
old woman beating clothes on the rocks by the river. Images are just images that
have been often created and these images may be false. You cannot judge a book
by its cover or its words. Learn to read between the lines and from the blank
page. That is where real learning takes place.