Thursday, June 18, 2009

The Blind Leading the Blind

NO, I am not dead. YES, I had my birthday last week and turned 64. NO, the house has not sold. YES, the housing activity is picking up, according to our realtor. YES, I'm still totally trusting the process and timing of everything. YES, there is always something to keep me busy (like weeding and mulching this week). YES, YES, YES. Always more YESES than NOES.

Now, let me tell you why I got so excited today and immediately became jazzed about posting it.

This was the image I posted yesterday on my Shutterchance (SC) site, from when we were in Brussels, Belgium, last July, 2008. I mentioned that it was my favorite of all the statues/fountains I saw in Brussels but I couldn't find out what it depicted or who sculpted it. Several commenters thought they were meterologists, checking on the rain/humidity!

Then a commenter from South Africa, who has a Dutch wife, told us what it is: "Postuurke van Den Blinde" or Parable of the Blind. THEN I was able to Google it and found out that it's based on the 1568 oil painting of Pieter Bruegel of the Parable of the Blind....depicting the blind leading the blind. The sculptor of this fountain in Brussels is Jos de Decker, and in this link, you can see how small it is.

The beauty of the Internet and of blogging is that the world really is at our fingertips! It just amazes me. Okay, yes, it's sometimes like the blind leading the blind, I know, but more often than not, you can find the information you want within hours, if not minutes!

BTW, if you wonder if I'm still alive or what's happening, please check me out at my SC site, where I am more faithful in posting. It doesn't give my whole life'e story but it does give you snippets of what's happening.

Now I will go check out YOU! I promise....