"When dawn spreads its paintbrush on the plain, spilling purple... ," Songs of the Pioneers song from TV show "Wagon Train." Dawn on the mythic Santa Fe Trail, New Mexico, looking toward Raton from Cimarron. -- Clarkphoto. A curmudgeon's old-fashioned newspaper column, cross-breeding metaphors and journalism and art, for readers in 150 countries.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Ban the Status Quo!


"I hate a Roman named Status Quo!
Stuff your eyes with wonder, live your
life as if you'd drop dead in 10 seconds.
See the world. Its more fantastic than
any dream made or paid for in factories.
Ask for no guarantees, ask for no security,
there were never such an animal. And if it
were, it would be related to the great
sloth which hangs upside down in a tree
all day every day, sleeping its life away.
To hell with that, shake the tree and knock
the great sloth down on his ass." --Ray Bradbury

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