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.