Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Keep on Tooting

I've added two new pictures to the right side of the website. In my opinion both qualify for the "worth a thousand words" award.

If there were such a thing.

However, both speak to me.  The first, Ozymandias, reminds us that too many of the world's  so called leaders get totally corrupted by power.

The picture is what's left of a statue of one of the old powerful Egyptian Kings, Ramsees the second.

Percy Bysshe Shelley wrote the poem


I met a traveller from an antique land
Who said: "Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert. Near them on the sand,
Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown
And wrinkled lip and sneer of cold command
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
The hand that mocked them and the heart that fed.
And on the pedestal these words appear:
`My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings:
Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!'
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare,
The lone and level sands stretch far away".

-Percy Bysshe Shelley

Right on!  Right on!

The Hot 5
The picture of the musicians performing before  the cows...could very well be about me. These men are going to toot their horns and do what they want to do....and to Hell with whether anyone gives a hoot or not!.

And if the cows leave.....

Well, that's just too bad.
They'll just keep on tooting.

Me too.