For the birth announcement of Philemon Ronald Boele the illustration plays a major role. The meaning of the name Philemon is 'Loving'. It derives from Greek mythology, namely the story of Philemon and Baucis. This pious Phrygian couple received Zeus and Hermes hospitably when their richer neighbours turned away the two gods, who were disguised as wayfarers. As a reward, the coulpe was saved from a flood that drowned the rest of the country; their cottage was turned into a temple, and at their own request they became priest and priestess of it. Long after, they were granted their wish to die at the same moment, being turned into trees, an oak and a linden tree. I wanted to incorporate this into the illustration.