With the change of seasons, I’ve felt the need to spruce up the Doublewide a bit. You know, maybe get a new throw-rug to match the autumn colors? But, being properly eco-conscious, I thought that, rather than engaging in some tacky display of rampant consumerism, I’d protect the environment by seeing how I could reuse, recycle, etc., etc.
So I sashayed on over to the local Goodwill to see what they had on offer.
And they had a lovely grouping right near the door, couch, coffee table, lamp, all accessorized with several choices ready to hang on the wall of anyone’s Doublewide, or Castle, for that matter. My eye was immediately caught by the framed print at the top, just to the right of the Matisse.
For $3.99, you can have a framed print of “The One” for your very own!
I do wonder about the poor soul who brought it to the Goodwill for “re-purposing.” Reckon they had a bad case of buyer’s remorse?
Gotta go…fixin’ a punchbowl of Schadenfreude for cocktail hour!
The Czar refers you to Mr. Shelley:
I met a traveller from an antique land
Who said: Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert. Near them, on the sand,
Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown
And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
The hand that mocked them and the heart that fed.
And on the pedestal these words appear:
“My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:
Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!”
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away.
Божію Поспѣшествующею Милостію Мы, Дима Грозный Императоръ и Самодержецъ Всероссiйскiй, цѣсарь Московскiй. The Czar was born in the steppes of Russia in 1267, and was cheated out of total control of all Russia upon the death of Boris Mikhailovich, who replaced Alexander Yaroslav Nevsky in 1263. However, in 1283, our Czar was passed over due to a clerical error and the rule of all Russia went to his second cousin Daniil (Даниил Александрович), whom Czar still resents. As a half-hearted apology, the Czar was awarded control over Muscovy, inconveniently located 5,000 miles away just outside Chicago. He now spends his time seething about this and writing about other stuff that bothers him.