Friday, July 29, 2005

Mnemosyn



...just put your lips together and blow. You do remember how to whistle, don't you...?


This week's Illustration Friday's topic is 'Aging' and I decided to go with a Horror based theme for my submission. Just imagine if you had been dead for so long that after all these decades (or centuries) that you have forgotten things. Important things. Even silly things.
Like how to whistle.
Aging is a terrible disease, and I hope that there will be a cure for it some day soon. That way I will have someone to talk to thousands of years from now.

Hey, I get lonely sometimes. It's good to hear a familiar voice occasionaly.
Just try to remeber my name after I have it changed, ok...
:-)

36 Comments:

At 9:17 AM, Blogger isay said...

you really scared me! it is better to be dead that to come back looking like that!

 
At 9:27 AM, Blogger steve said...

Don't be scared Isay ! Just hold your nose. The dead usually do not bother with underarm deoderant.
:-D

 
At 9:53 AM, Blogger isay said...

but still, it's better to be beautiful than smelly, at least you can do something with the smell*LOL*

 
At 10:01 AM, Blogger steve said...

That's true Isay. A stinky Cary Grant and a stinky Grace Kelly are still Cary Grant and Grace Kelly.
Yum !!!
:-D

 
At 10:08 AM, Anonymous Ginger *:) said...

Actually I kinda see a wee smile there. Perhaps it is the tilt of the head that makes this image more likeable than scary. I think I could talk him/it/her into trying on some sun glasses to take away from that empty stare. Great idea Steve!

 
At 10:32 AM, Blogger steve said...

Hi Ginger ! Yeah, this was done in a light hearted manner, so the hint of a smile is real.
But if we put sunglasses on our Kewl Ghoul, how would we tell it apart from Ric Ocasek of The Cars ?

I am soooo evil...
:-D

 
At 10:51 AM, Blogger Tony LaRocca said...

Cool! Should be on an album cover!

 
At 11:00 AM, Blogger "e" said...

Ewwww, Creepy. Kinda like a cross between Stephen Tyler and Bigfoot.
:)

 
At 11:23 AM, Blogger steve said...

I wonder what album cover it would work best with...
Megadeth ?
Quiet Riot ?
Queensriech ?
Ozzy Osbourn ?
Poison ?
Scorpions ?
Ratt ?
Iron Maiden ?
Black Sabbat ?
President Bush's memoirs ?

Gimme some ideas, Tony !
:-D

 
At 11:25 AM, Blogger steve said...

Glad you appreciate my contribution, "E" !
Although Bigfoot is kinda annoyed at the reference you made...
LOL !

 
At 11:37 AM, Blogger kay susan said...

Yesterday, all my troubles seemed so far away.............

One foot in the grave............

Always look on the bright side of life............

Another one bites the dust...........?

 
At 12:18 PM, Blogger steve said...

Thanx Kay Susan ! All of those songs are totally appropriate ! How about:

Dust in the wind...
Bat outta hell...
Dead or alive...
Keep yourself alive...
Sunglasses at night...

Hey this is fun ! Anybody else got some more ideas ?

 
At 12:20 PM, Blogger Perriette said...

This is beautiful. Nice soft touch with the blur.

I think it is Steve Tyler.

When did aging become a disease?

 
At 12:38 PM, Blogger steve said...

Thanx for the props, Miss Daze ! Yeah, I'm learning to rilly luv the Gaussian blur filter in PhotoShop.
Poor Steve Tyler...

Aging was deemed a disease a few years back, and is now considered curable eventually.
If everybody lives long enough to benefit from that mysterious elixir !
:-D

 
At 12:42 PM, Blogger Bertha said...

Well, his skin may be gone, but at least he still has a luxurious head of hair...that's what's really important...

Another great one from you, Steve.

 
At 3:48 PM, Blogger Anonymous said...

This is SO much better than an old teddy or kitty cat! Love it! It should be on album by Diseasin Steven.

 
At 5:21 PM, Blogger steve said...

I'm thinking the same thing, Bertha ! Vanity never dies. I know that I still have vanity ! I'm still no good at whistling though...

:-o

 
At 5:33 PM, Blogger steve said...

This cuddly crypt crooner is right up your alley, Anonymous. Experienced, wise, and a sense o' humor.
And look ! No pink !
:-D

 
At 5:43 PM, Blogger Anonymous said...

Experienced, wise, and a sense o' humor?.... you make me swoon Steve, and there is no pink!! :)

 
At 5:52 PM, Blogger steve said...

Told ya, Anonymous !
:-)

 
At 3:09 AM, Blogger Knitting Painter Woman said...

Quite a debate you stirred up. Aging may be a disease, but it is also NATURAL. If we didn't age at ALL, we'd not have been born, would we? We wouldn't have good cheddar CHEESE, either. Aging's fine... it's the deterioration that's the kicker. I think this would make a good cover for a Mozart Requiem... but I am SO twisted.

 
At 11:21 AM, Blogger knottydon said...

Uhm, i can't even whistle!!!

 
At 1:58 PM, Blogger atomicvelvetsigh said...

first, LOL @ steve.. and yeah this is poison pencil indeed!

i like the gloominess in your illo and the humor in your words.

 
At 8:39 PM, Blogger Rowantree said...

Creepyyyyyyyy illooooooooo, hahaha.

 
At 12:05 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

good lord! living forever...hmmmm, no thanks. i think that if i'm lucky enough to live a decent life now, that'll be enough for me. although it might be fun to be woken up every couple decades or so to see what's going on! so if they actually succeed at working the whole cryogenics thing, you can pop by my tank for a wee visit, we can party for a bit, and then i'll refreeze until next time:D
cheers,
kerry

 
At 3:15 AM, Blogger Maureen said...

Whistle? My false teeth might come out..........

 
At 8:49 AM, Blogger Mark Stinson said...

Philosophically, I can say I wouldn't want to live forever...but if offered the opportunity, I wouldn't be able to turn iy down...

Mark Stinson
www.comixscene.com

 
At 10:14 AM, Blogger steve said...

The free exchange of information and opinion is what this wonderful forum called blogging is meant for, SultryPainterWoman. Isn't it great !
:-D
Almost all diseases are natural, but we don't want our children to slip from our hands into deaths embrace just because it's considered natural. That's why we have innoculations for newborns, so that most will have at least a fighting chance at survival. Just because an occurence is repetitive, doesn't mean that it is desirable or to our advantage.

I know that I'm stirring up controversy here, but my opinion may have credit and a certain amount o' truth. Perhaps I should be more clear by saying that aging past the physical age of 25-30 can be halted so that we would stay in our biological primes.

Just imagine living long enough to actually LEARN from all our mistakes, because we would have to actually LIVE with the consequences of our actions. Most people don't learn their lessons and gain wisdom until they are in their 70's-80's and are unable to right their wrongs or even share their newfound insights.

Or maybe I'm just full of poop...
:-D

 
At 10:15 AM, Blogger steve said...

Try winking your eyes at us, Knottydon. That'll work just as well !
;-D

 
At 10:18 AM, Blogger steve said...

My nomenclature is quite fitting isn't it, AtomicVelvetSigh !
Dark humor has a soft spot on my heart...
^_^

 
At 10:19 AM, Blogger steve said...

Thaaaaaaaank Youuuuuuuuu Roooowaaaantreeeee!!!
:-D

 
At 10:21 AM, Blogger steve said...

If you bring the ICE CUBES from your cryogenic chamber, Kerry, I'll show up at the party with a few friends that I can DIG up !
;-)

 
At 10:24 AM, Blogger steve said...

Does this mean that you won't bite me, Maureen ? Y'now, I am rather tasty...
:-)

 
At 10:26 AM, Blogger steve said...

You are so complex, Mark Stinson !
I'll bet that even if you weren't hungry, you'd accept some free ice cream on a hot day.
Mmmmm. Ice Cream. Mmmmmm.

:-D
I hope you'll share with the rest of us...

 
At 10:05 AM, Blogger Tulipland said...

HAHAAA.. GREAT ! I love your illo Steve !:)

 
At 4:51 PM, Blogger steve said...

Thanx, Nuray-Tulipland ! Have a great week !
:-)

 

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