Monday, June 5, 2023

Isaiah: Bear and Cow


Working, as I am, on a suite of Biblical Scenes (we are now in Isaiah, er, and have only ever been in Isaiah), readers naturally want to know: "Have you actually read Isaiah?"

No one has ever read Isaiah.

I have, however, skimmed some brief portions of Isaiah, and formed an astonishing number of off the cuff opinions! 

So that's pretty good, don't you think?

Ah, readers (hi readers!) want to know what I could possibly mean by 

"No one has ever read Isaiah."


Here, read this:

Wumble the awful maker. I am great! The gracious will excel. Grass grows. In time, know this: Romantic Comedy fans will be friends with the fans of sleeping. 

End oppression when the mark is raised!

Burxel, dynamite, catastrophic insight into what I am telling you. Yes, that's how it is now, but if you close your eyes, ah, then. Then!

I hate Real Madrid. 

One can study that text. One can derive meaning from that text. One can say the words of the text. With some effort one might be able to summarize it, discuss its authorship, and/or talk about how it sets into history.

That is a ton of stuff one can do with it!

But read it?


How does this relate to today's verse which is the first part of Isaiah Chapter 11 Verse 7?

I've tried to answer that question with another complex visual rendition of the scene.

The text reads:

"The cow will feed with the bear, their young will lie down together,"

I hope you enjoy it, but if you don't, hang in there because the lion is coming back into it soon, maybe even tomorrow, and get this: 

The lion is going to eat straw like an ox!!!!


But in the meantime, here we are in our fallen library, and we've got a cow, a bear, and their babies, which is pretty awesome in its own right.

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