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photoblog image Zyrynology: A Play Called Life

Zyrynology: A Play Called Life

 

...a pointless race

                 around a pole

                            in pointless circles

till ruthless rust destroys it all...

Zyrynology: A Play Called Life

 

...a pointless race

                 around a pole

                            in pointless circles

till ruthless rust destroys it all...

comments (16)

  • blackdog
  • The Wasteland
  • 6 Jan 2009, 00:18
LOL looks like the back of one of my stretchers! I am always having to dig the staples out! I suspect the wood will go before the rust gets too ruthless.
vz-nostalgia: At first glance I thought you said it looks like your back, Mike. smile
  • Larry Bliss
  • Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
  • 6 Jan 2009, 02:10
I inwardly gasped when I saw this... so well done...
vz-nostalgia: You can exhale now, Larry smile
Just the things around us.
  • rem_la
  • France
  • 6 Jan 2009, 04:41
c'est un supplice....special bois !
vz-nostalgia: Yep. Quite an ordeal to be an actor in this play, rem la. smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 6 Jan 2009, 09:36
vz-nostalgia: Well, most of us are hurt at one point or another during the play, Ms. Philine. Very few will sail through life without pain. All of us are actors, playing staples, bent and broken, running aimlessly in circles.
It's okay to wear the rose glasses for a while, but at some point we have take them off to face the naked truth.
C'est la vie.
vz-nostalgia: Yep. We run until we break, or are eaten fully by the rust. smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 6 Jan 2009, 12:21
May I say "Happy Christmas" say to you? An orthodox friend is celebrating today the feast of Jesus' birth!
vz-nostalgia: Of course, you may, Ms. Philine. We celebrate His birthday twice. smile
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 6 Jan 2009, 14:09
One definition of "Life" I suppose.
Could also be a displayboard waiting for the images illustrating another fullsome life.

Either way...fine image, VZ.
vz-nostalgia: smile more likely waiting for another "Lost dog (cat, parrot, wife...)" street pole post, Ray. smile
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No...it's Stapleman!!

I wonder what fell off?
vz-nostalgia: What fell off? That's us, Bill. We fall off one by one. "They Shoot Horses, Don't They?" Sidney Pollack was a genius.
  • Martin
  • United States
  • 6 Jan 2009, 18:28
That's a pretty static race. Interesting symbolism, VZ!
vz-nostalgia: Even the speediest race can look static, Martin, if you look at it from enough of a distance. smile
My first emotional response was one of repugnance - the image has associations of brutality and torture, which don't entirely disappear when one realises that it's onlt staples in a piece of old wood. Strong stuff.
vz-nostalgia: That's good, Ian. I like it, when the image provokes emotions, on either side of a love/hate spectrum. It's much better than cold indifference. smile
Very powerful image and poem
vz-nostalgia: and where does this power hides, Albert? In what do you see it?
  • Aussie
  • Brisbane
  • 7 Jan 2009, 03:50
vz-nostalgia: The decades of a stapling bonanza, Ms. Aussie. smile
welcome back, by the way. smile
are you saying May pole dancing is pointless Victor? think the dancers might disagreesmile

Fabulous shot though the texture/shadows and rust combining to deliver a strong image Victor.
vz-nostalgia: I think maypole dancing serves it's purpose well, Tim. "According to the polemic anti-Catholic pamphlet "The Two Babylons" the origin of the maypole dance began in ancient Babylon during sex worship and fertility rites. A carved upright representation of the human penis was danced around by young females and woven with ribbons to ensure offspring" (from Wikipedia).
Just be careful with the regular pole dancing, Tim. You might hurt yourself. smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 7 Jan 2009, 09:47
A play called life ... starring us. And we can get serious about it.

Excellent picture
vz-nostalgia: ...starring us as staples... you got it, Louis. smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 7 Jan 2009, 14:54
I suppose that there is a special old magic ritual connected with this post! You might know more about that! That isn't a normal post- never, never!
vz-nostalgia: smile Tim connected this to the ancient pagan tradition of a Maypole dancing. smile
  • jamoula McKean
  • Australia
  • 8 Jan 2009, 01:17
vz-nostalgia: smile "being big and promising nothing" smile I could definitely apply this to some of my friends, Ms. Jamoula. smile
Regarding sculpture... you bet! If I make those staples one meter long, I'm sure the whole thing could end up at a Museum of Modern Art somewhere, and some smartass art critics would write their smartass articles about it. smile
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