she wonders…

from the past…rewritten with words toward the future…thank you

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the antithesis of wisdom

I don’t agree with Golding
I believe there is tremendous capacity for Good
innate human Kindness
though Survival is instinctual
education is the bedrock of Peace
Savagery is learned too
but it is the antithesis of wisdom
lord of the fliesin William Golding’s novel, Lord of the Flies, the wild boar’s head symbolizes the devil…
The big son is currently reading this novel in school though he’s read it many times before.
This head was made for a class project.
It’s constructed with a large styrofoam ball, a plastic cup, a partial cat mask, sponge pieces for filler, oodles of duct tape to hold all this crap together then covered in clay and painted…it was quite fun to art direct šŸ˜‰

Turning a Cavalier into a Cavonster

Dear Friends and Cavaliers,
There is something in ourĀ supple, formative high school years, something that sticks underĀ the skinĀ –Ā good, bad or indifferent. Those of us that furthered our ‘acadamia’ beyond high school, woreĀ notes pinned (Post-its not yet invented) to our collegiate chestsĀ like Hester Prynne’s scarlet letter: From here on in, do-overs are expensive.

High school in the seventies was saddle shoes. It was the energetic marching band playing, Sweet Caroline while weĀ cheered from the bleachers trying not to spill watery hot cocoa. It was crushing on boys that were beginning to look like men. It was someone crushingĀ on you, when you wouldn’t even dateĀ yourself. It was trying to link-in when many chains were clasped shut. It was admiring those who made it look easy. It was hiding in the open. It was saying goodbye to your cocoon, andĀ hoping your wings worked.

My high school mascot was a Cavalier.Ā I wished it was a fearsomeĀ beast, not a man with a plume hat. I’d have called our dangerousĀ mascot a Caveast or a Cavonster –

Cavonster

Cavonster

Thank you. May aĀ brave mascot escort you alongĀ dangerous dreams.
Cavonster created August 24, 2014, inspired by watching big son’s high school football practice.