Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Malibu morning picture of the day - Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Dear Family, Friends, and Gentle Readers,

It's midweek here at the coast and it's overcast with some early breakage in the cloud cover in the 9th hour.

Did you celebrate Cinco de Mayo? It seems that the only mention I have found of it in the media is in beer commercials--it IS an "alco-holiday"primarily in this country.

Here's today's second look. Just a little blue peeking through. You cannot see here in these pictures, but there are hundreds of swallows darting through the air here on campus. San Juan Capistrano has nothing on my employer in this regard.

Oh, and for today's color shot, someone at my band rehearsal last night had a birthday cake to share.

I don't suppose I have to tell you the celebrant plays the saxophone The platform below is all a sheet cake, but the torso and the top of Mickey's head are also cake.

Should have taken an "after" picture, but the aftermath reminded me of a Qing Dynasty photo series in the late 19th century of a woman being executed by the means of "Death by 1000 Cuts." In that execution a person is bound to a stake, and everybody in the gathered crowd is allowed to come up and slice off a part of the convict until they are dead. It's a true judgment by the community on a miscreant.

You can probably find it on the web if you look hard enough--an antique version of a snuff movie. Some think that the gas chamber, electrocution, or lethal injection are cruel punishments--they have NO idea what the human imagination can come up with. We are truly an amazing and creative species!

And on that most hopeful of notes, have a wonderful Wednesday!


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