“The world today doesn’t make sense so why should I paint pictures that do?” Pablo Picasso

Guernica-1937

Guernica 1937 – Pablo Piccaso

I really never got into Picasso’s paintings especially when he was in his Cubist phase.  I was uncomfortable with his pictures.

Too many angles, too many sharp points.

Probably too much like the news.

Still too much like the news.

“Ebola!”

“Climate Change Coming Sooner than Expected!”

“War! (yet somewhere else)”

“Hatred!”

“Political Dirty Tricks and Sleazy Accusations!”

And what does it say about all of us that we live for that kind of news?  The people in Africa who are suffering from Ebola and/or starving to death don’t want to hear about our problems.  They have their own.

We have our own as well – our leaders contemplating taking away programs that will help us in our “golden” years (i.e. Medicare and Social Security)  Shouldn’t we be doing something about that?

The seas are rising – Shouldn’t we be finding a way to get people out of the flood zones without demanding an arm and a leg from them? Or do we let them drown, or worse survive the flood only to die of some horrid disease that wouldn’t have been caused if they hadn’t had to live in the resulting squalor of the aftermath?

Why are we so blind to the poverty and pain all around us?

Why do some of us refuse to help our own family members?  Did they REALLY deserve what’s happened to them?  Or is that just an excuse to not have to face the issue?

Unfortunately, I’m just as guilty as everyone else. I don’t like to see/hear/feel/live all the nasty stuff going on.

About frncnseal585

Daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, retired from gainful employment. We have 2 cats and 2 dogs. I love to travel (we cruise, go to Pagosa Springs and take one other trip every year) I like to digitally scrap book (all that traveling), make greeting cards (all occasion & Christmas), write fantasy fiction (got two, maybe three books in the works right now), and photography. I generally participate in most of Kam of Campfire Chic and Amy of Lemon and Raspberry's 30 Days of Lists challenges and also in Lain Ehman's LayOut a Day (LOAD) challenges.

Posted on October 19, 2014, in General Musings, WP Daily Prompt. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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