Thursday, July 1, 2010

cover page

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I have been working on the cover page and realized that I'd given no attention at all to the men who lost their lives. They were good men just going to work that day. It's all so similar to the Upper Big Branch coal mine disaster in West Virginia ... that was on April 5th .... just 2 weeks before this. Twenty Nine men lost their lives that day. In both cases safety was at issue. Lack of safety and overt greed. 

Where is our modern day Charles Dickens?

"Charity begins at home, 
and justice begins next door." 

"I have known a vast quantity of nonsense talked about bad men not looking you in the face. 
Don't trust that conventional idea. 
Dishonesty will stare honesty out of countenance any day in the week, 
if there is anything to be got by it." 

"The civility which money will purchase, 
is rarely extended to those who have none." 



8 comments:

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

What an incredible tribute to all the men whose lives were lost and even more to the animals that have been lost, killed, maimed, and endangered as a result of this disaster that is due to greed.

Keep the thoughts and paintings coming and bask in the knowledge that you are helping to educate others.

Elizabeth said...

So amazing -- Kim. You are.

And thank you for the quote of Dickens' -- you'd think we would have moved beyond its pertinacity, right?

Little Messy Missy said...

Very, very nice.
xoxoxox

sukipoet said...

very moving to remember the men who died.

~*~Patty said...

so much art
heart
and soul
has gone
into your book Kimmie
thank you
for touching my heart
on so many levels
oxo

ELK said...

a perfectly fitting cover . so well thought out

Ms. Sanity said...

This is a really lovely and moving blog, probably one of the most beautiful ones I've seen. I will be back! And I do appreciate your attention to the oil spill and to the people who lost their lives. It is a tragedy--all the way around.

Linda said...

It was a great tragedy. My husband's company lost two men.