Monday, December 7, 2009

Seasons Greetins

The snowman stands on a landscape blanketed in his own flesh and blood.

Perhaps in making snowmen we are not unlike God, who in Adam shaped us from the clay in the earth on which we stand.

"Nature has formed nothing that does not consume itself, and every object near it: so that, surrounded by earth and air, and all the active powers, I wander on my way with aching heart; and the universe is to me a fearful monster, for ever devouring its own offspring."

-- Johan Wolfgang von Goethe, Die Lieden Des Jungen Werthers