There was a silver chain around Montana Wildhack’s neck. Hanging from it, between
her breasts, was a locket containing a photograph of her alcoholic mother – a grainy thing,
soot and chalk. It could have been anybody. Engraved on the outside of the locket were
GOD GRANT ME THE SERENITY TO ACCEPT THE THINGS I CANNOT CHANGE, COURAGE TO CHANGE THE THINGS I CAN, AND WISDOM ALWAYS TO TELL THE DIFFERENCE.
– Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse 5
Slaughterhouse 5 is one of the greatest novels I have ever read. It is, to my way of thinking, one of the finest novels ever written, so naturally I was delighted to find out that the superb fine-art printer Joe Petro III was selling an original Kurt Vonnegut illustration print, hand signed and numbered by Mr Vonnegut and printed by Mr Petro. It is an illustration that was reproduced within the pages of the novel and now it is an illustration that adorns my bedroom wall.
Please do share the pieces of art that hang upon your walls. Posters, kids drawings, fine-art or your own creations. It doesn’t matter what it is, it says something about you. The fact that you chose to hang it means something. Go on, take a look around the room. But wait! Do the pictures that hang there speak of the you that is now or the you that hung them there in the first place. An old you. Perhaps it’s time to freshen the wall. Hang new clothes upon it. Change what your walls say about you and then share those ‘words’ with the world.
And that, dear friends, sees the end of another post on The Iconophile. So it goes.