Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Tree of Damocles

Chicago says Xmas is over by taking down the damn tree in Daley Center. Picasso’s sculpture stands alone.

Going to work today, the oversized tree was being disassembled and as I walked past the large crane, an evergreen dangled over my head like the sword of Damocles. I could concoct some metaphor about that story and how it applies to me, or, by extension, all of us, but I’ll let it rest. Xmas is dead for now and I can sigh for another 11 months. We all can.