Monday, August 3, 2009

Facing Eternity

During my recent battle and triumph over illness, I vacillated between two opposing poles: the face of uncertainty as expressed in Keir Dullea's character in Stanley Kubrick's 2001 A Space Odyssey, and the happy hot air balloon panda head below. Mr Panda Head won out. Who do you favor?

26 comments:

Julie said...

Ooo ... a variation on the half-full-glass!

I'll have a dullea, please.

Melanie said...

I am partial to pandas.

Julie said...

Thanks for the visit, KM. Hope you're feeling sprightly in both mind and body.

Virginia said...

KM
The downside to being away from home this long is not being able to keep up with my blog friends as I should. I regret I did not know about your illness but am so very thankful for your good prognosis. My prayers are late but nonetheless heartfelt. God bless my friend. Keep in touch.

V

marley said...

Panda! ;)

James said...

The happy Panda! By the way I took the picture inside of Eastern State Peniteniary in Philadelphia. The door leads to one of the corner watchtowers.

Jacob said...

Silly question. Methinks Mr. Panda is just perfect...

sonia a. mascaro said...

The lovely and happy Panda!

Thanks, Ken Mac, for your visiting on my place!
A big hug to you!
Sonia and Flora.

Paz said...

Panda!

Paz ;-)

altadenahiker said...

Can I see what's behind door number 3?

Kris said...

That's one happy panda...

Sarah said...

Ken,
You made me happy. I hope you feel better soon and soon!

Jarart said...

Panda for sure. Glad you are doing well!

Virginia said...

OH I forgot to vote. The happy panda of course!!!
V

Sean said...

Of course the Panda.. .problem is as you know better than most he isnt real... reality is more the face of uncertainty... work through that and the Panda comes! There is something great about the Panda!

jeannette stgermain said...

Because my obsession with the move and selling my house, I missed the whole thing - but I am grateful that you are doing well now and that the surgery was successful. It does someone give a lot to think about, doesn't it?

bARE-eYED sUN said...

Ken, guess:

>>>HAL, I won't argue with you anymore. Open the doors.<<<

:-)

..
.ero

B SQUARED said...

Both are manifestations of the same reality. The choice is simple to make unless one is forced into the position of having to choose.

Birdman said...

Hal... that was unsettling. Glad things are looking up!

Ming the Merciless said...

I'm partial to panda-monium!!

Jeremiah Moss said...

hey big mac, glad all is well and you're feeling panda-ish!

Lily Hydrangea said...

I like the Panda!

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