Upon learning of the death of his only child, an American scholar of medieval European literature imposes upon himself an exile equal to that of his condemned hero Dante Alighieri and wanders the French countryside in search of the meaning of life.
You call me a misanthrope because I avoid society. You err; I love society. Yet in order not to hate people, I must avoid their company.
Caspar David Friedrich (1774-1840)
The Tree of Crows by Caspar David Friedrich. Located at the Musée du Louvre in Paris, France.