Tuesday, May 19, 2009

"We Have Two American Flags Always: One for the rich and one for the poor." ~Henry Miller

I'm particularly interested in flags and banners and balloons and other decorations used to advertise sales. They're especially fabulous at used car lots -- streamers and tall, high balloons floating on long strings against the sky -- but I enjoy them everywhere.

There's a beauty in the colors and the shapes, the festive air, even as the root of the whole affair is so cynical. The prayer flags of commerce, spreading their wishes for a bountiful capitalist venture.

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