Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Maybe the old saying is true...
A picture really is worth 1,000 words...

I recently re-installed some picture-doctoring software on my computer; and it's fun to play around with images. I've long loved the fine art of photo-satire, although perhaps my version is probably not all that "fine". Still, it's really interesting to put my imagination into action (realizing fully well there are many who are better at this than I). So I have some visual elements for you to ponder. Hey, look at the bright side: There's no endless diatribes in this particular post. I seem to have posted a lot of those lately. So anyway...This first little project is one of those "I'd better save this now; it'll come in handy later on" type of things. And did it ever...

My original intention was to make fun of our Prezzident (well, there aren't many other targets easier than him), but the more I think about it, the more it's sadly true. Our country deserves better. We deserve better. And right now, we're not getting it from Washington, D.C....


...by the way, the boat you see here is made of CARDBOARD.

I don't see much hope in politics right now. And, I don't see things getting better in this nation for a long, long time. Many beneficial domestic programs have been cut, leaving more money with which to feed the greedy (and deadly) war machine. A war that continues despite the fact that the mission has been (allegedly) accomplished. And even if our next Prezzident is on the ball, well, it's going to take several ultra-competent administrations to turn this mess around. And I don't see much progress happening anytime soon.
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Okay, now that I've totally bummed you out, let's go in another direction. I saw a photo this evening that just totally stopped me in my tracks. It touched something deep within me, and all I could do is just gaze in abject awe at this photo. I'm sure a clinical psychologist would have a lot of fun (and make a lot of money) trying to analyze me, but oh well! This photo is one I find unforgettable...



Evidently some firemen searched thru the rubble and found this little guy in a charred cage; somehow, he survived the blaze. And these firemen are giving this little fella oxygen. They coulda just turned their backs, thinking, "hey, it's only a rat, it doesn't matter", and no one would've cared. I think this photo is a magnificent statement, that deep within us all, is a desire to do some good, to care about something. And that is why we'll survive pathetic Presidential administrations like the one currently in power.
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Okay, so we've gone in a couple of relatively serious directions here...and it's good to be serious, to think about things, to try and nagivate our way through this life in as peacefully as possible. But, we can't be serious all the time, right? RIGHT? I'm over half-a-century old, and even though countless others have had it harder and rougher than me, I've still seen a lot, been hurt a lot, and have been exposed to a lot. And in spite of it all, this little guy still brings a smile to my face...



...and it's little characters like this that remind me that I've got to quit being so rough on myself. An easy concept, difficult to realize. But as long as there are those who can bring happiness to others, there's hope. For all of us.
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The first two photos in this post came from the good guys at www.spokesmanreview.com/blogs/hbo. And, I stand accused of defacing those photos. And we can thank the late Charles Schulz for Snoopy. And I thank you for stopping by my blogsite.

2 Comments:

Blogger Dogwalkmusings said...

Now you know why I love my Saint Bernard - like a Beagle on steroids! Happiness is a warm puppy.

2:37 PM  
Blogger Idaho Escapee said...

Hi, Ms. Dogwalker; I may have to get some fat old run-down hound that no one wants anymore; I think I need a beachwalking buddy.

3:09 PM  

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