Monday, December 28, 2015

Exempt

Daily Draw: Ship of Fools Tarot ~ World

This card comes directly from the 1494 Narrenschiff, mocking those who aren't smart enough or clever enough taking on more than they can chew and getting what they deserve.

Little people involving themselves in big things. Quite an egoist was our Sebastian Brant although I'm sure he prefered satirist. In his ivory tower he missed the point.  We all carry the world, like it or not, no one is exempt. Which  makes me a parodist I suppose.

"There is parody, when you make fun of people who are smarter than you; satire, when you make fun of people who are richer than you; and burlesque, when you make fun of both while taking your clothes off." ~ P.J. O'Rourke 1947-   Age and Guile Beat Youth, Innocence, and a Bad Haircut

1 comment:

  1. "We all carry the world" - yes indeed; some are just more aware of it than others!

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