A Sword needs a Whetstone . . .
"A mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge." George R. R. Martin, A Game of Thrones.
This is a flashback of a painting that I am thinking possibly 2005 maybe? She sold quickly to a couple from New York. There are a few paintings that leave a memory of the actual painting and this is one of them.
"You shall surely strike the inhabitants of that city with the edge of the sword, utterly destroying it, all that is in it and its livestock - with the edge of the sword. " Deuteronomy 13:15