Taking Charge!

 An acute observation on the Human Comedy, by that prolific author, Unknown:

Which way did they go?

How fast were they going??

How many of them were there???

I must find them!

I am their leader!!

Photo by Ernst Haas

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10 Responses to Taking Charge!

  1. Stef says:

    What is this picture of? It looks pretty interesting… (and trippy). 😉


    • Touch2Touch says:

      Famous photographer, Ernst Haas, Austrian-born, spent most of his career in the US. He was one of the earliest members of the Magnum group, which included Robert Capa, Henri Cartier-Bresson, and other fabled names. He took realistic photos — he was also a photojournalist — but he often experimented with impressions and abstracts. These are two people (I see two women in bathing suits, but who knows?) glimpsed in the blur of headlong motion — which seemed to me to illustrate the quote amazingly well.


      • Stef says:

        After I studied the image for a bit more (on my computer screen instead of my iPad) I was able to make out 2 images – but just barely. Wild… and I agree, I think it captures the essence of your post perfectly. 🙂


  2. Mercy says:

    Judy, I did not know what to make of this quote, except possibly it was a good commentary about our lives, (our children, for example – which way did they go, how fast did they go, I must find them, I am their leader…er,..or am I still??? )


    • Touch2Touch says:

      Well, Mercy, to me it’s exactly what you said, a good commentary about our lives! About “leading” our grown-up children, for one thing. Or people who never asked us to lead them.

      Also says a lot about too much current political “leadership” — how so many politicians rely, not on their own principles or integrity, but on “polls.” Like, Tell me what you want, O great unwashed public, and I will do it. Even if you are nutty, ignorant, uninformed, prejudiced, etc etc etc.
      They lead by following — the blind leading the blinder.


  3. Joe Clarke says:

    Judith, This reminds me of the joke about the Italian airliner that takes off from New York en route to Rome. After about 40 minutes in flight the pilot comes on the speaker and says, “Good Afternoon passengers and welcome to Alitalia flight 330 from New York to Rome. My name is Captain Fiore and I hope that you are enjoying traveling with us today. I hate to interrupt your travel experience with us but I have some good news for you and some bad. The bad news is that we are lost. The good news is that we are making great time!” (pa-dump dump)


  4. Joe Clarke says:

    I thought the image was of two Icelandic joggers out during a volcanic dusting. But then again that’s just me.


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