”Analogies, it is true, decide nothing, but they can make one feel more at home.”— Sigmund Freud
One of the economic writers I read is Viatliy Katsenelson. He’s a value investor. He spoke on occasion at the investment conference I hosted in Vancouver a decade ago.
One thing I’ve found endearing is Vitaliy’s emails, he always features his own father’s paintings. Today, in an homage of sorts, I’m going to feature some of my mother’s work.
Mimi Wiggin is also a painter.
Here Mimi is sketching out a Blue Heron landing.
“I probably sound like a broken record by now,” Mimi writes, echoing our own sentiment talking about the demise of the dollar. The biggest difference is her “fascination with the great blue herons” is very different from our own fascination with economics. Mrs. Wiggin:
“I have put the herons in my newsletters before, both pictures and paintings and here I go again. I have four nesting sites I like to check on each spring to see if the herons have returned, how many new nests and eventually how many chicks.”
The bird landed. The painting is finished. You can find Mimi’s work at: www.mimiwiggin.com/.
So, you might be wondering what all of this has to do with our focus on the banking crisis and the demise of the dollar?
Simple answer. Simple thought. Simple analogy. For the heron in the painting to land on a small branch, in the wind, everything has to go just right. It’s a big bird. The branch is wavering.
April 5 looks like a good week.
We’ll have to see if the branch bends or breaks. Maybe the bird just flies off to another tree.
So it goes,
The Wiggin Sessions
P.S. Apologies for the analogy today. It seemed appropriate. And if you want to check out Mimi’s work, please do so.
Addison Wiggin is an American writer, publisher, and filmmaker. He was the founder of Agora Financial and publisher for 18 years. An acclaimed New York Times best-selling author, his books include: Financial Reckoning Day, Empire of Debt, The Demise of the Dollar, and The Little Book of the Shrinking Dollar. Addison is also the writer and executive producer of the documentary I.O.U.S.A., an exposé on the national debt, shortlisted for an Academy Award in 2008. He lives in Baltimore, Maryland with his family. Addison started his latest project, The Wiggin Sessions, powered by Consilience Financial, in March 2020. He films from a homegrown studio in his basement.