Sunday, May 10, 2009

Sunday Funnies & Arts

“The love of a mother is the veil of a softer light between the heart and the heavenly Father.” -Samuel Taylor Coleridge











As always, click to enlarge. Click on the links for more Doonesbury, Ben Sargent, Mother Goose & Grimm, Tony Auth, Tom Tomorrow, Tom Toles, and Zippy...

Abandon Hope All Ye Who Enter Here: Premium T. has been collecting flu puns. Citizen K. has aided and abetted. Whether you cringe or join in the fun, don't say you weren't warned...

She also took these amazing photos of her late neighbors' empty home. Empty, that is, in the corporeal sense, but still full in spirit...

Just A Song: The Rolling Stones' "Salt Of The Earth"...




Cherry blossoms in Rhode Island...


The ironic First Lines above are from The Great Gatsby. They seem innocuous enough except that Fitzgerald never wrote anything innocuous in his life. As the novel brilliantly unfolds, it becomes clear that the people "without the advantages" are the Buchanans who gained the world and lost their souls, and even Gatsby, whose wealth couldn't buy him love or acceptance from an elite who didn't deserve him anyway...

Sunday Gospel Time: Vern "The Voice" Gosdin sings "Love Rolled The Stone Away":

4 comments:

Ima Wizer said...

O I just love your posts!

Scrumpy's Baker said...

My mind seems like such a dull place compared to yours.

Foxessa said...

Fitzgerald certainly entered the thoughts this weekend.

One of these days you will have a quote I won't know.

Love, C.

K. said...

Ima: Thanks, and the feeling is mutual.

Scrump: Don't say that! I'd say that my mind is older than yours! Congrats again on your move -- Chicago is a wonderful town. My experience from visiting is that the people are terrific.

C: The gauntlet has been thrown down! I accept your challenge!

I've read Gatsby 4-5 times. It's better and I get more out of it each time I read it. The only other novels I've read and reread as an adult are Huckleberry Finn and Lonesome Dove. Great Expectations, too.