Friday, April 17, 2009

A Backwards Blog Post



Ever write your blog posts backwards? Well this is one of those. I liked the photo so much I had to come up with a way to work it into a post, so here goes. Something about simul justus et peccator perhaps? No, something I don’t need to look up to make sure I spelled it correctly. Romans 7 maybe? Nah, I’ll leave that one to the pericopes. Ah, I’ve got it:

Once in a while if I’m hanging out with the kids and we see or read about someone who’s involved in some minor catastrophe, I’ll jokingly say that the guardian angel of the person involved must have been out having a smoke. Which is exactly what the photo depicts, a guardian angel whose person was involved in a catastrophe of some sort because the angel was smoking on the job instead of paying attention. I'm not going to judge though - although she looks a little young to be a guardian angel. (You were right Sandra. I guess tatoos are O.K.)

So what’s the moral of the story?: Guardian angels should never smoke while on the job.

Alternate moral of the story: Blog writers should never write blog posts backwards.

Which moral do you like best? (This is an inclusive, participative, artsy, blog post, sorta like an Emerging Church blog post would be, hence, we’ll use a communal dialectic to create a suitable interpretation - that’s right, thesis, antithesis, synthesis.)

Have a great weekend.


photo credit: TreMichLan

1 comment:

Adrian said...

Reminds me of the line in "It's a Wonderful Life." George says in reply to Clarence's insistence that he is George's Angel: "Well, you look about like the kind of an angel I'd get. Sort of a fallen angel, aren't you? where are your wings." Don't write post's backwards even for a cool pic.

Adrian Piazza