Thursday, 30 August 2012
Shades of the future
Last night saw the Paralympics opening ceremony and, as noted yesterday, the theme revolved around an "intellectual revolution" between 1550 and 1720, with alleged would be time traveller, Professor Hawking, advising hermetically to "look to the stars" rather than one's feet, probably in respect of the ongoing "human revolution": the creation of a one-world society and eventual colonisation of space.
Umbrellas were uber-prominent, the link title at foot self explanatory in terms of the symbology employed - we are all in it together; not forgetting that "the umbrella was also considered a symbol in early religious beliefs to be connected with the Gods of fertility and harvest, death and rebirth. Nut, the mother goddess of ancient Egypt was sometimes compared to an umbrella, with her body arching over the whole of Earth" (here)
Images from Daily Mail - Picture special : Highlights of the spectacular Paralympics Opening Ceremony that brought us under the same umbrella