Saturday, March 07, 2009

Running for your life!

Dada is reminded: Sometimes one's role as leader is not born out of
the desire to 'show the way' so much as it is to avoid being trampled.

6 comments:

Border Explorer said...

Performance art? I like.

Also, it is great you've posted some of your own art creations in the sidebar. Very cool.

eProf2 said...

Well done, bloggero! Where did you find the figurines?

Fran said...

Run Dada, RUN!!!!

xandtrek said...

I love the shadows!

Dada said...

B.E. Thanks! While downtown Saturday, I thought of you hiking up Mount Cristo Rey to honor our migrants and refugees. The virulent winds in the city were nothing to what you must have been experiencing on the mountain. WTG! (BTW, did you have snack bars along the trail, like the one we had out of the wind, inside the library, just outside its auditorium's War and Economic Crisis forum? ~see below)

eProf2: These figures stand (er, run) outside El Paso's downtown public library, and as we were leaving the ANSWER teach-in on "War and Economic Crisis - how to fight back!" (as B.E. was scaling a mountain for migrants and refugees), Mrs. Dada asked, "Would you like me to take your picture?"

I said, "No," until I saw these delightful 'action figures.' As the late Paul Harvey would say, "And now you know the rest of the story."

Fran: "I'm trying, I'm trying!" (But why do I feel I'm still in the same place?)

xandtrek: Thanks for pointing out the excellent shadows (I hadn't noticed til you mentioned). Shadows are a great metaphor for the "real America" as it exists today.

A nation of shadows! Why didn't I see that?

But with the collapse of nation into an economic abyss sucking the crumbling empire down to its very foundations, there exists a great opportunity for us to reawaken and re-experience the Revolutionary fervor that once birthed a nation; to become once more "real" Americans, like the metal sculptures here instead of just shadows of themselves. (running like hell, frozen in space, STILL getting nowhere!)

That WAS what you meant, right? Er, or maybe I took the metaphor too far? (J/K - that's where the word "revolutionary" and the spirit that goes with it comes in, right? "I think," Dada says to himself, timidly.)

xandtrek said...

Uh, yeah, sure, that's what I meant, metaphors.. I'm more brillianter than I knew.