Thursday, January 28, 2010

Chaotic Leaves

ART.  A dog is in there somewhere. 
I quickly shot a series of action photos as Yoshi Boxer and Mini-Me tumbled through the leaves surrounding my son's house on Christmas Day. I probably have enough action shots to create a short slideshow, but I have run out of time today to produce another slideshow. There just aren't enough hours in the day to do all that I want to do.

The muse beckons me to the Studio, but I hold her back until the other business projects are completed. Maybe this weekend.

LIFE.  Wednesday I drove to South Houston again on business. While nearby, I stopped at Clear Lake City to visit an elderly friend. The trip took a total of 5-1/2 hours, most of it freeway time due to traffic jams. There was another major pile-up on the expressway, and lines of traffic inched forward. Why on earth do they call those 10 and 12 lane highways through Houston EXPRESSways? 

Following is the last of Proverbs chapter 3. I found another site that offers an interpretation of Proverbs.  See link and excerpt below.

The Lord mocks at mockers, but he shows favor to the humble.
The wise inherit honor, but fools are put to shame!
--Proverbs 3:34-35

The Interpretation of Proverbs  
... Proverbs are also worded to be poetic and memorable, not to be philosophical statements. Proverbs were spoken before they were written. Even when they were written most people did not own a written copy. Thus proverbs were constructed to be spoken with a punch and to be easily remembered. Figures of speech, vivid comparisons, alliterations, and other rhetorical devices are freely used in the proverbs. To correctly understand proverbs one must use imagination to enter the world created by the figures of speech. Trying to draw theoretical statements or philosophical logic from the proverbs misses the point. This means that proverbs need to be "translated" from the words of the imagery to the meaning of the imagery to similar meaning in our cultural context. For example, Proverbs 25:24, "It is better to live in a corner on the housetop than in a house shared with a contentious wife," was written in a culture where houses had flat roofs that were used for storage. We might say, "It is more peaceful to live in the garage (or doghouse) than inside with a griping companion." The point is not for husbands or wives to go to the roof to escape their spouse. Rather, the point is to be the right kind of spouse so we don’t drive our loved one away....

Today's Blessing:  It's a New Day with new adventures!