September 03, 2010
Coming Up For Air



I took this photo a few years ago at Machu Picchu. I intended on posting it as a nice break from politics. You know, cut a little slice of beauty from all the muck and anxiety that currently surrounds us. Get away from it all and forget. I even stole the title from my favorite Orwell novel, which has a similar theme.

But it just isnít working. Something about those llamas conjures up images of low-information voters. Maybe itís the expression on the white oneís face. Serenely content and a bit dumb. And notice also that theyíre lounging on the ruins of a dead civilization. I see chomping consumers. I see shopping carts and a Wal-Mart parking lot. I see on-ramps and off-ramps and endless freeways that go nowhere. Heaven help us!

Hey, I tried. I really did.

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Posted by OHollern at September 03, 2010 12:48 PM
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The llama is a woolly sort of fleecy hairy goat, with an indolent expression and an undulating throat; like an unsuccessful literary man. -- Belloc

Posted by: TV on September 3, 2010 3:51 PM

At least the llamas aren't wearing gas masks.

Posted by: Martha Bridegam on September 3, 2010 8:18 PM
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