His mother had a fear of death-due to her sister passing when she was young. When you look up at the universe you are seeing the same materials from which you are part and made of. Human beings should conquer their fears, accept the fact that they and all things are transitory (cid:862)s(cid:449)er(cid:448)e(cid:863)- an unexpected, unpredictable movement of matter: unforeseen deviation from the direct trajectory. Arts of the renaissance were the supreme manifestations of the pursuit of beauty. How the world swerved in a new direction. It became possible to find the mortal world enough-auden. Poggio bracciolini- not a knight, not a jew (marked by christian authorities), baffling figure to those who watched him pass, barely legible. Identity came with a precise, well understood place in a chain of command and obedience. What mattered was what you belonged to and whom you belonged to. Not doing what was appropriate could lead to your nose being slit or neck broken.