Wednesday, January 17, 2007

The Cloak of Responsibility

"Clothes make the man" - old adage

Fantasy stories are known for "magic" charms, spells and such. A popular motif is an item that, when worn, makes its user invisible- the "Ring Of Power" in the Lord of the Rings is the most well-known of its type. There is one non-magic charm that remains invisible, most of us don it from time to time- responsibility, first for your self, then your family, community, country and even the world. This "cloak" isn't easy to put on, it may fit poorly or be uncomfortable, and once put on is nearly impossible to take off. It could be said that it is just growing up. some people grow up in a hurry, others never do. It may be invisible, but it is one charm that, for good or ill, is very real.

By Professor Batty


Blogger Comica said...

The one time you include fantasy in your posts and it has to allude to reality's accursed responsibility. Ah, well, I suppose that we all have to grow up, eventually.

...Do I really have to? I don't wanna'.

Blogger Professor Batty said...

...usually the use of a charm in fantasy comes with additional baggage- a corrupting element, so perhaps the world of fantasy actually reflects reality?

Blogger sharon spotbottom said...

Am i dreaming or do i hear Yoda speaking?!
Yeah, go Pro Batty!

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