I found these photos on the Amusing Planet website.
Can you identify who they are?
I think I can guess the first one. I can sniff Lady Gaga and Che Guevara in there,or maybe a royal face or two.
In today 's Hindustan Times newspaper I read an article about an Indian film maker called Mani Kaul. He has been described as an iconoclastic, uncompromising, individualistic filmmaker. He was not found in the glitzy world of Bollywood.
He said (the newspaper quotes)
“A new thought — that is the purpose of my films,” he said. “If the film is to show you something that is already known, not only by the filmmaker but also by the audience, where will it lead us?” Television for him was anathema. “The world we are exposed to on television is killing the capacity of wanting to understand. It feeds you… as if you have no capacity for chewing … What food is to the stomach, thought is to the mind.” What would he have to say about the world today and the information overload that leaves no time for boredom, boredom out of which imagination takes wing?
The electronic entertainment is dulling our senses and whitewashing our imagination. I want enough boredom to fire my imagination.
We have crossed the mid way point of 2011
A good time to review the past and pray an d plan for the future.
We may look back with anger, regret and sorrow.
Or satisfaction, joy and nostalgia.
Whatever it is remember God is in control no matter how careless and disorganized the course of life may appear to be.
There is a short prayer in the Bible which says,
"Teach us to number our days that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom. Psalm 90;12
I always wondered what is the need to number or count our days. And why do we need God 's help for that. I found the answer.
We need to know the course , life is taking us through , and accept the seasons of life, and also appreciate the changing colors of life. This can be only done by wisdom from above.
This reminds me of a telephonic conversation my brother in law Prem had ,a few years ago with a relative who is younger than him.
The 30 something man finding himself brimming with vitality and the exilir of youth asked Prem his age. Prem said he was in his early 40s.
"Oh",said the ticklish thirties,' Your days are numbered. You must be growing bald and weak and your eye sight must be dimming, and your teeth falling out?"
No sir , he was not joking this Benjamin Button in the making.
But we all had a good laugh at him after Prem put the phone down.
After a few years later Mr Benjamin Button suffered a slipped disc from which he has never recovered fully. He was bed ridden for a long time and his poor wife had to nurse him like a child. He also turned his back to God and his family suffered immensely.
Whereas my brother Prem, never had any major health problem. He has progressed in his job and career and is greatly loved by all who know him. People see Christ in him.
So, self assurance, arrogance and smugness did not lead this man anywhere.
You may be surprised but there are people like that
in our world today.
Vegetable prices have jumped up in the past few days. I have to number/count my pennies too. Ha-Ha!
Have a good weekend everyone.