Saturday, May 3, 2008

Bill Moyers









































































21 comments:

tournesol said...

Love the drawings, I'm glad your back.

Beth said...

wow! that is really powerful--I'm forwarding it to everybody I know.

Ginnie said...

This is so strange, Caroline. In my most recent blog I also highlight a book by Bill Moyers. It is his interviews with modern poets and how one of the poems spoke to me.
He is an amazing man and I wish that our political leaders would read what he has to say. He can see our place in the world in a way that they seem unable to.

Suzy said...

Caroline, this is beautiful. I love that what you are reading moves you to draw. What would it move me to do ... knit a pair of socks?

I want to look up the book.

bobbie said...

Caroline, this one really got to me. And I will be reading the book.
Mr. Moyers would be pleased with your illustrations, I'm sure. They are so moving.
What will remain of our world, if anything?

Meantime, the cat plays with your pens and pencils. The typical and endearing Caroline touch.

MojoMan said...

Wow, your drawing table is so well organized, with labeled drawers and everything. Your little details are amazing.

Oh, how I wish we had more people like Bill Moyers and fewer like Dick Cheney.

Here's my current view on the Middle East: I just read about a Arab saying: "My grandfather rode a camel. I drive a Rolls Royce. My son flies a Lear Jet. My grandson will ride a camel." Of course, by the time they are riding camels again, there will have been a world of killing and misery.

Sacred Suzie said...

I love how you illustrate stories Caroline, you have such a gift and this one was fascinating. I wonder if you know just how special you and your talents are?!

possumlady said...

Love your drawings and Bill Moyers! Since I first heard him on PBS in the late 80s, I have often wished he would run for President.

Sandpiper said...

Brilliant post! I love your drawings!

freebird said...

I love your drawings. Do you do this as a paid professional or is this just a hobby?

Thanks for stopping by my blog. The "snail" is a tall skinny cacti with two little projections at the top I say are the feelers, and a blooming fuschia cacti which I see as a body. I should take a white pen and outline it so everyone can see it like I do.

As far as this essay goes, it just shows mankind never learns. The way to peace is not through violence!

Jay said...

Wow! Just Wow!

Selma said...

Absolutely inspirational. You should forward this to Bill Moyers. I'm sure he would be delighted.

nonizamboni said...

Greetings, Caroline. I found you on Bobbie's site and you have truly made my day with your artwork and thoughts. I appreciated your Sephardic seder post too.
I'll definitely be back. Thanks so much for sharing your talent.

Mouse said...

Hi Caroline
Since you were kind enough to post a comment for me in France I've popped over to meet you (I have a virtual cake and a sprig of lily of the valley for you, do you have a virtual vase please?)
And then I read this post and it reminded me of one of my old ones
http://amouseinfrance.blogspot.com/search?q=Babylon
Albeit a tad less artistic and original
We seem to be kindred spirits!
Mouse

joared said...

What a story your pictures tell! I trust you know drawing as you do is not a talent shared by all. Thanks for sharing here.

Marlena auf Long Island said...

This is a departure from your usual sunny posts. Well done, very moving -- and I also like the sunny ones. The image of Adam and Eve is wonderful. I'm sure Bill Moyers would enjoy seeing this post.

PS: I like the new photo on your bio.

ellen said...

These images are wonderful, as they always are. The words and message, so powerful. I'm a big Moyers fan, but haven't read this.
The desert wind has certainly obscured the word written in sand and the powerful who think they are invincible. The last image of you is powerful. It conveys such emotion...questioning..yes, what will remain? It is a frightening question.

Pam said...

Absolutely excellent post! And as I have been catching up I have noticed that as time goes by your drawings get more and more detailed. Your work is expressive, original, beautifully executed and your stories are delightful! You are one of the reasons I look forward.

Marie Walden said...

Caroline, this is really lovely. I don't think people -- especially the young -- realize that this terrible war is being fought on sacred ground.

Thanks for such a thought-provoking post.

bobbie said...

P.S.
I am reading the book.

Blueberry said...

That was a wonderful tribute!