The test of an adventure is that when you are in the middle of it, you say to yourself, "Oh, now I've got myself into an awful mess; I wish I were sitting quietly at home." And the sign that something is wrong with you is when you sit quietly at home wishing you were out having lots of adventure. -Thornton Wilder

The nice thing about being confused is you get a chance to notice things a lot better than if you knew where you were going.

Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

The Circle of Life


Lucas, Kansas
Samuel Dinsmore's Garden of Eden


"Here is the soldier with his gun shooting at the Indian on the next tree.  And here is the girl after the soldier.  I know that is right.  I was a soldier once myself.  They are after soldiers today but she doesn't know that the trust has got her around the waist..."  And here he goes on a long dissertation about chartered rights, trusts, monopolies, much too long to relate here. But he ends it all with "They are protected by the Star Spangled Banner.  That flag protects capital today better than it does humanity.  It drafted the boys but asked the money to volunteer."  


"Here is the Indian with his bow and arrow shooting at the dog on the next tree."


(I failed to get a picture of the next tree, so the following photos are not mine, 
but thank you to whoever you are that had better foresight than I did.)

 "The dog is after the fox, fox after the bird, bird has its mouth open after a little worm eating a leaf."


"Now this side is modern civilization as I see it. 
 If it is not right I am to blame, but if the Garden of Eden is not right Moses is to blame.
He wrote it up and I built it."  






8 comments:

  1. He had things really in his mind how he would express the story. It is done so very well.

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  2. I wonder how many years it took to complete this project?

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  3. that is an interesting place, get a chance to go inside?

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  4. he did have an interesting mind...

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  5. It would seem to me, that he probably never did complete it as he understood it. We used to know an old fellow who would build with glass bottles and he just kept doing it, changing it, adding on to it.

    Cheers,
    Jo

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  6. How very interesting. I had to google him. You visit such wonderful places.

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  7. He must have been a unique fellow.

    Felicia

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  8. I like the Native American.

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