Thursday, October 27, 2011

Speaking of Clear Outs

Yesterday's image (some might call it a disturbing image) was thanks to a large bag of stuff and things that my folks have kindly kept for me all these years only to return them to me now that I am old enough to laugh about them, and possibly so that I can appreciate what they had to put up with all those years ago.
Here's today's strange artifact from childhood. A slightly overly assertive Mother T commands a man to "DIE WITH DIGNITY". Perhaps you kind folks could save me the cost of a therapist and provide me with the deeper meaning behind this one?


10 comments:

Elisabeth said...

No free interpretations, but are you/were you opposed to euthanasia, Niamh?

Niamh B said...

Hmmm, Elisabeth, you could have something there alright

The Poetry Bus said...

Some things , Niamh, are best left alone.

The Dead Acorn said...

The fact that the dying man is bearded is clearly an indication that he is a representation of Christ (the blood on his body symbolizes the wearing of the thorny crown). Some clinicians would interpret "Mother Thereasa" as your own mother, but I believe it to be a projection of yourself. You are flipping off the Son Of God, and what may be meant as a left arm is somewhat phallic in its depiction, representing an insult to Christianity best left to the imagination. That "you" are wearing sandals and that "Christ" is falling before you, dying, is indicative of a belief of auto-deism.

Or you just had an awesome sense of humanity and compassion at a very young age. Probably that.

Disclaimer: I drank a lot during the years I took Psych 101 ... I may have missed Freud day.

Titus said...

The one I most admire in action?

I'm still getting my head around the instructions, let alone the picture. But like Acorn, the dying one does look like Christ to me.

Niamh B said...

Bus, if that is your real name, I think - looking at Acorn's interpretation that you're probably right. Acorn - very astute of you - must relook at those sandals.
Titus - we had some big choices to make in school in those days!

Niamh B said...

Bus, if that is your real name, I think - looking at Acorn's interpretation that you're probably right. Acorn - very astute of you - must relook at those sandals.
Titus - we had some big choices to make in school in those days!

Domestic Oub said...

I would like to say, that I absolutely adore this picture. It is truly brilliant :)

the watercats said...

I love this! You should have been fast tracked to genius status. I bet the nuns worshipped the ground you walked on, I reckon that they thought you were probably destined for the 'path' too..

Niamh B said...

Belated thanks Oub :-)

And Watercats - I think I thought I was for the path too - that's probably why I drew this, thought it was glamorous like that, lol