Friday, March 10, 2006

La Danse Macabre

Lately death, darkness, and humanity have been prevalent themes in my musing. Above is a picture of the "Dance of Death" (click on the picture to learn more). If you look closely you will notice that the dancing spectres are from varying statures and walks of life. The idea of La Danse Macabre is of the universality of death and that it ultimately is the unifying factor of humanity (now I know someone would like to add their thoughts to this post). As Benjamin Franklin said in 1789:

Our new Constitution is now established, and has an appearance that promises permanency; but in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.

So, logically, here is the taxman:

(I'll post my "movie-idea" later).

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