In Terminal E of the Atlanta airport , there’s a conspicuous mosaic that says, “Let each man pass his days in that endeavor wherein his gift is greatest – Propertius.”  Per Wikipedia, Propertius was a Latin elegiac poet.  To read the words easily you have to be at least half a gate area away.   Close up, it’s hard to make out the words, but you notice what the mural is made of:  business cards. All kinds of real cards of all kinds of business.  Those that are white or pale in color form the background, and the less numerous brightly colored business cards constitute the poet’s advice.

The Atlanta airport is big on art – which is a wonderful boon to travelers with time on their hands.  The Propertius mosaic and other concourse works of art are shown here.

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