1539 – Flower Pot

Looks like a strange image to post for a year’s end, huh? A bit morbid? Yes, maybe, but I can’t help it, this is what I’ve got today. It was intended to be in colors, but when I routinely checked how it would look in B&W, I found the result to be much better.

The Song of the Day is by one of the giants who died this year. Don Van Vliet, a.k.a. Captain Beefheart, passed away on December, 17. “Flower Pot” is from his 1967 album “Safe As Milk”. Hear it on YouTube.

Hmm … and this is probably also a strange topic for a year’s end 😛

Anyway. I wish you a Happy New Year!

4 thoughts on “1539 – Flower Pot”

  1. Are the breaks irreparable Andreas? Or perhaps we have another pot nearby… younger, stronger… a reserve, just in case? Or perhaps we have been looking at the wrong pot all year? Maybe… maybe this is just another of those distractions which have occurred regularly over the last 600 years – each of which seemed portents of doom, predicting the final crackling of civilization’s veneer?

    My money’s on the last. Happy New Year… to you, Irene, Michele and your family… 2011 and 2012 will be dramatically more exciting, um, in the best way.


    1. Uhh, don’t worry. It’s not even mine and so I don’t care. But then: that’s the tragedy and the source of all capitalism: How can you even try to approach Communism in a world where nobody cares for their neighbors’s (or even a communal) flower pot? It’s impossible!

      But, you know, I’m a romantic, and the romantic’s strength and weakness is to deny reason and reality. In that sense: I wish you a Happy New Year.

      Hasta la victoria siempre!

  2. In this new year we’ll see the rest of the remnants of what’s wrong with our society cracking and breaking all around us. WikiLeaks is only the tip of the iceberg.

    Climate change in this sense doesn’t mean only the physical weather. It also means our emotional and mental climates of fear and the feeling of, “Yeah, I know the govts are corrupt, but what can I do?” (shrug).

    We won’t be mending our broken pots. No, we’ll be using the potter’s wheel of our own creativities to collectively and individually cast new pots of fantastically practical, yet beautiful forms.

    Andreas, I do think this is an appropriate image to close out the old 2010 year with.

    1. Flo, I haven’t thought about it this way, but yes, you’re right. And not that the WikiLeaks cables surprised be at all. To the contrary: the world is now much more in line with what I always suspected. Yes, it’s disgusting how governments act and how corrupt they are. It must be pure chance that they still get some things done sometimes.

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