Remember that famous scene in Gone With The Wind when Scarlett O’Hara (Vivien Leigh) falls down the stairs? Or how about an inebriated G.W. McLintock (John Wayne) helping Mrs. Warren (Yvonne De Carlo) up the main stairwell of the ranch house only to fall?
A lot of people still cringe when they think about such misfortunes and their outcomes. That’s because stairway and stairwell injuries (aka: “slip and falls”) are a common cause of serious personal injury – and sometimes, even death and lawsuits.
A priest dreams of pigs on an ancient cliff, and waking he understands that every cliff has its measure of fatalistic swine. Whether to take that long next step is the question, to be or not to be, do or do not, fish or cut bait…
the Porcine Oracle
From the Porkopolis Archive:
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow tells us of the divine tragedy of “The Demoniac of Gadara.”
- Richard Wilbur, in “Matthew VIII, 28 ff.” – the Gadarenes tell Christ to shove off.
- The Flemish painter and engraver, Jan van Orley, imagines the scene as the demons enter the swine.
- Briton Rivière paints another view of The Miracle of the Gaderene Swine
- Master of the Alexander Romance illuminates “Christ heals a possessed man at Gerasa”