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The descrete charms of the world bourgeoisie April 6, 2008

 photo by axinia


In the mouth of Society are diseased teeth, decayed to the bone of the jaws. But society makes no efforts to have them extracted and be rid of the affliction. It contents itself with gold filling. Many are dentists who treat the decayed teeth of Society with glittering gold.

Khalil Gibran, (1883-1931) Thoughts and Meditations


9 Responses to “The descrete charms of the world bourgeoisie”

  1. radha Says:

    true! good assemblage of Kabir poetry and Axinia shoot!

  2. I guess it is a classic case of good commerce. For some reason, the gold filling is prefered by the patient as well. Maybe some of us feel that gold is better than the actual teeth. It does the work and makes you feel haughty as well. If the patient is rejecting the cure, in this case, gold filling, the practice wouldnt have got this popular. This is much better than antivirus vendors releasing a deadly virus and following it up with a miraculous antivirus patch!

    Destination Infinity.

  3. axinia Says:

    yea, intersting explanation… I am not sure though that gold filling is that populat today (I guess most people want white filling). But basically the saying is still very acute in respect of the world economics and politics…

  4. radha Says:

    and do you guys see the metaphor Gibran is talking about yes?

  5. katisommer Says:

    I saw this dimond cow in Vienna, trully amazing! – really good illustration for this hard topic. Thanks for visiting me! 🙂

  6. Raman Says:

    The nature ensures that there will be dentists who fill the diseased teeth with gold, there will be patienst who will proud of the gold in their mouth and there will be curious onlookers, who will comment on both! With all respects to Khalil Saab, if we forget about both the teeth and the gold, they will take care of themselves.

  7. katisommer Says:

    Raman, you seem to be a very wise man…

  8. Raman Says:

    Dear katisommer, Wisdom is actually quite far away from where I am now. Yes, I believe I have started the journey in search of it. Let us hope your blessings help.

  9. axinia Says:

    Raman, your comments are always a treasure to me! I bet you will write a good book one day.

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