We interrupt our regularly scheduled blog silence for a couple of random observations.
1. Disney has an attraction in Magic Kingdom based on Monsters, Inc. It simulates a comedy club. As part of the act, a camera captures members of the audience and incorporates them into the show. I was fascinated to see that the Disney folks tended to pick out mean or odd looking people to poke fun at, and cute people to interact with the characters. I guess even in Disney with its egalitarian message, human interactions based on appearance still carry the day, albeit more subtly.
2. Someone has commissioned a skywriting pilot to sketch out brief religious messages in the sky.
Love is a weird word, isn't it? So many meanings.
I prefer the Latin caritas for the religious context.
My reaction is probably opposite to many folks. I respect whoever is behind the skywriting, not for the message, but because it’s a private activity completely within the rights and power of individuals. Where I do have a problem is when people take power that isn't theirs to deliver a religious message. Examples? Public school teachers preaching during school time. Mayors putting up displays on public grounds. Tax dollars being spent on religious messages. For some reason, many people don't see the distinction.
But to the skywriters, I say, smoke on!
Okay folks, that's all for now. Hope you are doing well.
As you were.