Your breasts are better than wine, and the scent of your perfumes is beyond all ointments. [SoS 1:1–2]
What is signified by these words is, in our opinion, neither trivial nor unimportant.
Through the comparison of milk from the divine breasts with the enjoyment obtained
from wine we learn, I think, that all human wisdom, science, power of observation
and comprehension of imagination cannot match the simple nourishment of the
divine teaching. Milk, the food of infants, comes from the breasts. On the other
hand, wine, with its strength and warming capacity, is enjoyment for the perfect
[mature]. However, the perfection of the wisdom of the world is less than the
childlike teaching of the divine world. Hence the divine breasts are better than
human wine, and the scent of divine perfumes is lovelier than any fragrance.
Marc Chagall: Canticle 2