Sunday, May 24, 2009


(Click on image for Leonard Cohen's "Repent")

This is the visual aid for my Sunday sermon to you. Learn more at today's Church of Arteologie.


  1. Hi Lynne, it was not a very long quantum leap to get from your title here to Leonard Cohen's piece "The Future", which includes, as I imagine you recall :

    Things are going to slide, slide in all directions
    Won't be nothing
    Nothing you can measure anymore
    The blizzard, the blizzard of the world
    has crossed the threshold
    and it has overturned
    the order of the soul
    When they said REPENT REPENT
    I wonder what they meant
    When they said REPENT REPENT
    I wonder what they meant

    The backgroud images on the wall here are unbelievably apt... major social commentary. What sort of society creates bag people? My goodness, I'd love to see what he has hoarded in that huge collection... or then again, maybe not.

  2. Thanks, Owen, for reminding me about the Cohen song. I have rectified my sin of omission by adding a link to it.
    ----I, too, couldn't believe the perfect backdrop to this NYC prophet's stand. I'm afraid I was very surreptitious about capturing his image. I am guilty of not having wanted to make eye contact.-----Have you ever read Timothy Findlay's "Head Hunter"? It speaks of all sorts of marginality. I must admit, though, that I am unable to reread it. I need happy stories these days. An anecdote to the times, I suppose.

  3. PS...of course I meant to say "antidote" to the times...but I suppose an anecdote or two would also do nicely! ;}

  4. For years I've used this line when Mike comes in from shopping: Whatchya got in the bag Mister? I don't remember where I picked it up but this photo gives it new meaning.

    Great photos - keep them coming.