Sunday, January 09, 2011

"We All Have Our Gifts, and One of Mine Is Being Juvenile"


We went to the mosaic museum in Antakya yesterday, where I found my attention riveted by a piece entitled "The Happy Hunchback."  Thoughts of "Why was he so happy anyhow?" and "How cool of the Romans to make such a quirky and unique mosaic" ran through my head.

But mostly, I noted that he may have been a hunchback, but the deck wasn't stacked entirely against him.



Happy, indeed.

16 comments:

haphazardlife said...

Bwah! We noticed exactly the same thing... - Jazz

Jeni said...

Now that has to be a dream -we won't delve into what kind of dream though. Hysterical!

kmkat said...

It's not so much a hunchback as a counterweight. ::rim shot::

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Rim shot, indeed kmkat. I NEVER say this, but LOL!

Deborah said...

Hands up all those who did not enlarge the photo!!!!!!!!

unmitigated me said...

I don't think ANYTHING needs to be larger. Heh. Saw that, too!

monica said...

wee.e.ll - you win some and lose some... I'd say he was a winner.... snort ...:o)

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Bwahahaha! Happy indeed! That's some staff he's carrying there...

secret agent woman said...

Life sometimes offers certain compensations.

Mother Theresa said...

Hahahaha! I think he was immortalized not so much because of his deformity, but because of his enormity! Hmmm, art and sex all rolled into one...I'm going to send my readers over here. ;)

Pam said...

Hahaha!!!!! As my grandma used to say, what you lose on the roundabout you make up on the swings. Still cackling over "it's not so much a hunchback as a counterweight".(wipes tear from eye).

ds said...

Happy, happy Hunchback!

geewits said...

I have to admit that when I was looking at the slideshow on your other website, this pic caught my attention. I was all, wait, what? And went back to look at it again.
Maybe something was lost in translation and it was supposed to be "Happy Hunk Front"

tattytiara said...

Kmkat for the win!

Pearl said...

OH MY. :-) What kmkat said! Hilarious!!

Pearl

sweffling said...

Remaining juvenile is definitely a gift! Stick with it:)