"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." ~George Bernard Shaw
"Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time." ~Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Monday, March 28, 2011

Magpie #59


Mona Lisa painted by Leonardo da Vinci



Your enigmatic smile

Behind bulletproof glass

Is it guile or denial?



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25 comments:

DebbyMc said...

I've always felt sorry for her behind the glass... I think it's guile =-)

thingy said...

Too bad we will never know, but it is fun guessing.

Brigid said...

A bit of both, maybe?
Poor Lisa, trapped behind glass forever.

anthonynorth said...

Good question. Guile, I guess.

Bee's Blog said...

Who knows? Interesting question although the answer will always be a secret.

Kristen Haskell said...

Preserved forever so it most be a little of both!

Helen said...

Denial ... for sure.

Marinela Reka said...

We will never know the truth!
Short Poems

Marilyn said...

We will always wonder.

Tumblewords: said...

Forever. Forever. We can only guess. Great Magpie...

versebender said...

Heck of a good question...and very cleverly put. Vb

Donna B said...

I hope to see her in person one day...

ds said...

Excellent question! Alas, I bet she'd never tell...

Lyn said...

I'm for guile...but then I usually am!

120 Socks said...

I guess it's a lot of things, nice take on the prompt.

Reflections said...

Or is it yet our style? A shame that this world should need bulletproof glass for art.

Doctor FTSE said...

A very interesting question.

Carrie Burtt said...

Thought provoking indeed Kathe...love your take on the prompt! :-)

Steve Isaak said...

Am adoring the last line - good lead-up, too.

Sue J said...

I guess we'll never know.

Isabel Doyle said...

hearts behind bullet-proof glass too!

Lucy Westenra said...

Your haiku makes me think . . her smile is as impenetrable as bullet-proof glass.

Lydia said...

Such a concept, being behind bullet-proof glass. A sign of the times such as that should not entrap anything from another time...

Trellissimo said...

I too thought the bullet-proof glass didn't get the attention it deserved . . A bullet-proof smile seems a lovely idea. Hmmmm.

C.L. Smith said...

To know the truth, we'd have to see the real thing up close, devoid of tourists and glass--both of which bar us from knowing...