Monday, March 14, 2011
Characters are notorious for different reasons. Some we can't help but feel sad for and some we can't help feelings of complete and utter disbelief. Common to all is a lack of understanding as to why they do what they do. Or why they're allowed to do what they do. Whatever the reason for their deeds and words, we never really seem to be given enough to form an understanding.
But is an understanding what we really want?
Or are our own lives so mundane that we need to be fascinated by wingnuts, the demented and the ill? Perhaps the way we ogle these weird and remarkable characters is this century's version of a freak show.
P.T. Barnum would have a field day.
Many thanks for this caricature by an extremely talented friend, Frederick Sebastian. You can visit his blog here.
Posted by Rand MacIvor at 8:06 AM