What are the odds?
Not very good I can tell you.
Since, SK gives us a fair bit of latitude on this sort of thing I think I'll use all of it. Yeah, sort of like the bag full of candy I'd collect then promptly chow down on Halloweens in the past.
On Friday I posted this photograph:
There is a ton of stuff on this page that scares me but lets start with it's reason for being. This photograph came from a 1910s booklet promoting the great city of Houston, Texas. Yes, folks the reason you should come to Houston is because we let toddlers smoke pipes
I'm a little concerned that the baby on the top left with the flower in her hand was stoned. Look at those eyes and tell me I'm wrong. I've seen eyes like that (true, in the mirror but it was the mid-70s; we all had eyes like that) and they were stoned. This was the early 1900s. I think they were still putting cocaine in Coca Cola.
And, the baby on the top right. Is she supposed to be posing as a bathing beauty? Because she does seem to have the moves down. This was the Victorian era. Didn't they reserve those poses for "fast" women?
|She is adorable though.|
Last but not least, let's address the elephant in this room. The scariest part of this photograph....the nun!
(please say this in that dramatic way made famous by Monty Python in "the Bishop" sketch)
Am I wrong or does she not look like a man dressed up like a nun? I had heard that nuns were scary but holy cow! She/he'd make me pee my pants if she/he came at me with a ruler. And, is she/he casting her/his eyes up to God or something else? Was this a social/religious statement by the photographers? It boggles the mind that they thought this was a good image for Houston.
Truly, I'm scared. Somebody hold me!
PS: It's Monday. Let's all try to make it meatless. It's good for you and it's good for the planet. And we all like you and the planet. Really? What's not to like?