I was thinking about what to write today and was having a hard time in not going into a rant decrying the dysfunction of those in our government as is being brought to light by the failure of the so-called Super Committee. I was also having a hard time not screaming about the obnxoiuos Grover Norquist and the power he wields over these boobs, all in the hopes of returning our government to the size it was in the good old days of 1900.
But it was making me much too angry. I became angry just typing out the paragraph above. So I thought I had better look elsewhere and I checked out the Candler Arts blog. The first thing I saw was this oil painting that was for sale on eBay. It looks to be a piece from sometime in the 1800’s of two fluffy pups and a couple of black birds at the same feeding bowl.
How could I stay mad?
Of course, it could be a faked piece, one made to look like it was much older than it is in reality. That is not out of the question in the field of antique paintings. These deceivers use old canvas, old nails and old wood — anything to make the work look as though it came from an earlier time. I guess that kind of deceit would go hand in hand with what’s going on in our capital at the moment. They do set the example for our nation or at least reflect it, after all.
But you know what? I don’t care if this is a fake. It’s still better than thinking about the puppets of power this morning. And if it’s not a fake, even better.