Friday, February 01, 2008

For posterity, or something like it...


So, we had a snowstorm here in central Illinois and we are under a nearly foot-thick blanket of this inconvenient, cold white mess. We built a snowman (snow beast thingy) in our front yard today, since the kids were off from school.

This got me to thinking about life - my life in particular, and mankind in general. The question is this: Why is it that we humans find it necessary to make our mark, or some kind of graven image of ourselves - in this case, to erect a graven image of snow that is supposed to resemble ourselves. Is it some kind of monument to our superiority over nature? Am I being like King Saul (c.f. I Samuel 15:12b) or even Nebuchadnezzar by making a snowman in my front yard??? Hmm.... Maybe. Oh well, I think it was a good likeness of me, don't you?

2 comments:

Jason_73 said...

I especially like the sea captain hat the guy is wearing.

But your right, it seems that since people lived in caves, or were building pyramids we have been trying to draw or sculpt ourselves. It is kind of a funny primal quality. It does make me think...

Steve Oberg said...

Where does blogging and songwriting fit into all of this my friend? I think it has something to do with our motivation. What do you think????