11 November 2009

Some shit to get your head around

Photograph by Chris Jordan. Apparently there was no manipulation or arrangement involved with this baby Albatross found on a Pacific Atoll.

Ah! well a-day! what evil looks
Had I from old and young!
Instead of the cross,
the Albatross
About my neck was hung.


What does the albatross symbolize in Coleridge's defining work? Doesn't really matter at this point does it? The ship is already sinking.

Father, father, come see what I've built
Made civilization out of the Nile silt,
Built your monuments out of my brother's bones,
Exalted your words in flesh-bound tomes

"Son The Father" by Fucked Up