A Couple of Arresting Images . . .
I have a busy morning ahead of me even though I rose early -- 3:00 a.m. as usual -- so I thought that I'd just blog briefly by posting a couple of arresting images for readers to contemplate.
The first photo is borrowed from Google Images and shows the tombstone of the Reverend Billy Graham's deceased wife:
In case the wording engraved thereon is illegible, the Chinese character means "Righteousness" (or so I'm told), and as for the English -- which she borrowed from a road-construction sign that she'd once encountered after driving over miles of roadwork -- here's what that wording says:
I appreciate a good, morbid sense of humor, but I guess I'll have to come up with an epitaph of my own. I wonder if Derrida's reads something like this:
The other image is an arresting one for me, a photo by Tim Ernst of this autumn's colors in the Arkansas Ozarks:
I'm calling it "Fall in Love" -- though Mr. Ernst likely has some other title -- because I love looking at this image of fall, which reminds me of my boyhood home far away on the other side of the world. I may be a city boy now, living here in Seoul, but in my soul of souls -- something like a heart of hearts -- I'm still an Ozark lad.
I check Mr. Ernst's website every morning for an Ozark image . . . just to help keep myself sane.