Thursday, July 24, 2008

Theme Thursday = Door

banksy in Palestine

After several thousand years,

we have advanced to the point

where we bolt our doors and windows

and turn on our burglar alarms,

while the jungle natives

sleep in open-door huts.


Morris Mandel

14 comments:

mouse (aka kimy) said...

loved the quote by mandel, name was familiar but I didn't have a context so I googled it and found this gem about him - if you haven't run across it, thought you'd enjoy it too!

"World famous Jewish psychologist Morris Mandel claims that men and women are equal. The German constitution with regard to the same sources has incorporated this truth also.
Morris Mandel is reasoning that: "A coffee company used to advertise that the basic ingredient in their product is money. There are people who believe this is true of marriage as well. How inaccurate! In marriage, the essential ingredient is people."
and "Marriage resembles a pair of shears, so joined that they cannot be separated, often moving in opposite directions, yet always punishing anyone who comes between them.""

did you take the photo? very cool!

d. chedwick said...

Wow, Morris Mandel with my morning coffee. I learned something!

dennis said...

Dennis has figured out how to open several doors in the house--even one that goes outside (it must be bolted to keep him in) It's the same principal as sliding a credit card in--except a razor sharp claw is used.
Try and block access to a door with a heavy doorstop? Dennis will move it slowly out of the way ... Getting through doors is very very important to Dennis.

bitchlet said...

I was going to do a post along the same lines. Well said.

tony said...

Yea, It makes you ponder the Nature of "Progress"..............

robin andrea said...

A really fine quote. Yes, we've come a long way since our original humanity was subjugated to the whims of power.

Kurt said...

If the jungle natives had a 32" Sony HDTV, they'd lock their hut up pronto!

Merle Sneed said...

Interesting quote. I have to think about it for a while.

A.Decker said...

That's a fun picture and a marvelous quote--which brings up a kind of disturbing perspective on modern "advanced" life, opposed to the simpler, "primitive" way. If the 'jungle natives' have coffee to go with it, one might consider their way advanced and ours, if not primitive, then somewhat astray.
At least one might if 'one' grew up watching Johnny Weismuller Tarzan movies every Friday night and again Saturday afternoon because he wished he could move to the jungle and live in a treehouse--which had no locked doors either, btw. Ironically, that was the same period of time (late 50's) when my family--and the whole neighborhood, for that matter--first began the habit of locking the doors at night, due to a recent (unsolved) murder, half a block down the street from us.
No wonder Tarzan was so appealing.

tut-tut said...

Very interesting quote. Thanks to Kimy for illuminating its originator.

I must say, I grew up never locking doors, and it is much the same around here to this day! I like a sense of flow.

David G said...

I'd like to open a door, one that opened up a whole new world, one where people were generous and kind, where caring was considered to be a worthy attribute, where peace reigned, where equality was the norm, where laughter was common, where everyone worked together to make life enjoyable and fun.

Sigh!

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

Don't tell anyone, but I generally do not lock my doors.

dennis said...

Kurt's comment was witty, wise and insightful.

Coffee Messiah said...

mouse: Thanks...I was in too much of a hurry to seek a link to him. No I believe banksy may have after he finished the picture on the wall. It's indeed in Palestine.

ched: Thanks....

dennis: U R 2 smart.

bitchlet: Thanks for stopping by.

tony: Progress seems to = regress. ; (

robin: Ain't it the truth? !

kurt: Perhaps.....but something tells me they'd share anyway.

merle: Hope you didn't dwell on it too long.

decker: I like your train of thought!

t & t: We can do that here too, in a way.

david: If only.....

nick: Your secret is safe with me.

dennis: He tends to get a good one off every now and then.