Friday, November 16, 2018

The Vision Thing

At the end of his years as vice president, George H. W. Bush was planning to run for president. People challenged his ability to see the big picture on issues facing the country. Someone suggested he take a couple of days off to figure out his position. "Oh," Bush scoffed, "the vision thing." The comment stuck with him.

So, another monumental statue at the Soldiers Memorial with a noble but vague theme. Reminds me of the fact that I've worn glasses since second grade.           


William Kendall said...

Allegorical figures, which is in common with our War Memorial and other sites, like the Vimy Ridge Memorial. The horse itself is definitely Pegasus, the winged horse of Greek mythology.

Bob Crowe said...

I was wondering as I was writing this: what's the plural of pegasus? Pegisi? Pegasuses?

Susan Kane said...

We lived about 90 miles from ST. Louis. When it was opened, that was a huge event. Pegasides or Pegasis or Pegasuses. Take your pick.