The Iron Horse #1 – Fatherhood Delivering

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John Ford died on the 31st August 1973 already acclaimed as one of the great creative geniuses of cinema.

Richard Nixon considered him the best director of all-time.

His first box office smash was The Iron Horse released in 1924.

The micromovie above uses footage from this film to ponder important truths about what men need to be for their sons.

And, therefore, for our culture.

Geoff Fox, 31 August, 2020, Down Under.

YAWPMAN

Looking at and being in the presence of an extraordinary work of art about men by Melbourne artist John Lawry from Wodonga, my first reaction was to channel Walt Whitman.

This micro-movie and talking with John has subsequently lead me to start re-reading the works of Publius Vergilius Maro (a.k.a Virgil, the great Roman epic and bucolic poet) which I studied at Norwood High School and Melbourne University in the 1970’s and continued reading and rereading in the 1980’s.

Where will this all lead me now?

I dont know.

But one thing is certain.

When you have genuine freedom of speech, you dont always know where it will take you.

Geoff Fox, (YawpMan ?) 8th August, 2020, Terra Nullius

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Poet Rupert Brook, who was born on this day 133 years ago, wrote “….. the worst friend and enemy is but Death.”

 

I love the art of LushSux.

He is a portrait artist and a cartoonist.

A server of humanity and defender of men.

On a day when a new Corona-virus lockdown in Victoria is predicted to cause billions of dollars of economic damage to Australia, I worry about the future for all younger people.

Their lives are being trashed by desperate attempts to avoid death.

Which cannot be avoided.

In the end.

Geoff Fox, 3rd August, 2020, Terra Nullius, Victoria