Sunday, December 21, 2014

Christmas On Wall Street?

Christmas In The Stock Market

Actually, this statue is in front of an investment company's headquarters, just across the street from my office building. The symbolic bull and bear, gaily decorated for the season, attack each other viciously. The statue seems to say that life is a zero-sum game, some win and some (most?) lose, and none of that goodwill-towards-men business. But it's worth a wreath and a red ribbon.

I just shake my head. The security guard in the lobby of our building told me she hates having to look at it all day. It upsets her.

My children, and probably me and my siblings many years ago, used the word below as a synonym for Christmas presents. Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose.



cieldequimper said...

You've found the perfect title.

As for Christmas, it's what you make of it. If you want to spend $ to buy love, then fine. You can also make it something really nice with a special winter atmosphere...

William Kendall said...

I wouldn't like it either. It's a monument to the sort of greed that brought us to the edge several years ago, and which we didn't learn a thing from.

Luis Gomez said...

The sculpture is violent. I wouldn't be happy to see it all day either.