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Sunday, January 16, 2011

We, The Weapon

Daily Draw: Da Vinci Tarot ~ 7 of Swords

Because history repeats itself and people never change I expect the soldiers coming home from the Middle East face the same questions soldiers did returning from Viet Nam, Korea, Europe before them. "Did you kill someone?" We are the weapon whether we push the button five thousand miles away or pull the trigger face to face. Or design and build the weaponry or sit in capitols signing the war bills that give death a semi-legitimate name.

Di Vinci's storming wagon design is an example. Who is at fault or responsible for the carnage? Some would say the horse and wash their hands of the problem. A pox upon them and their blood red lily whites.

"We have the Bill of Rights. What we need is a Bill of Responsibilities." ~ Bill Maher 1956-

The Da Vinci Tarot from Lo Scarabeo, published in 2005, has brought to life many of the uncompleted sketches from Leonardo Da Vinci's notebooks, using the great skills of Iassen Ghiuselev and A. Atanas Atanassov. A 63 page companion book by Mark McElroy is included in the boxed set and is well worth the price.

1 comment:

  1. I am inclined to agree with Maher's quote - it's easy to rationalize what we do, especially when you're sitting in a cushy office chair and not in the trenches. I see this locally with our school board as well, who make demands of the teachers but have no idea what a day in a classroom is like.
    I heard a recovering alcoholic give an example of rationalization during a talk he gave. He said when he was trying to stop drinking he would pray and ask God, "If it's your will for me to have a drink, then let there be a parking place right in front of the door of the liquor store." He said sure enough, on the seventh trip around the block, there would be a front parking place. :)
    We can convince ourselves of just about anything...


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