|Approaching our house from street over snowbanks|
|Snow hill in front of pharmacy blocking parking access.|
But yesterday I heard while in the pharmacy that here in La Crescent, straining to be a city, life is not imitating art but imitating the Charmin toilet paper commercial. That is the one that has been regularly on TV lately with the Charmin bears discussing who will pick up the panties on the bathroom floor. "I'm not picking it up, you pick it up," declares Mama Bear to Papa Bear and so the conversation goes between them. But this is not about toilet paper but about comedy, sometimes not so funny. You have likely heard a the phrase "life imitating art" which I googled to learn it too has a term, " Anti-mimesis " It means a philosophical position, the notion that an event in the real world was inspired by a creative work,What is found in life and nature is not what is really there, but is that which artists have taught people to find there, through art. Oscar Wilde opined in his 1889 essay The Decay of Lying that, "Life imitates Art far more than Art imitates Life" But I am digressing because what I learned is not about art but more about the preposterousness that can go on in a small city when foolish bureaucrats believe they are important and begin to assume a sense of power. I know it happens in all levels of corporations, governments, and anywhere where a small minded individual begins to feel important.
|City hauling off snow with equipment, to the river|
Small towns with time to do better. Today I called to register my annoyance and was assured that the City will get to it. Not sure what happened but this was better and easier than I expected. And so although this was my FB post yesterday I thought it worth putting here.