The Hammer Museum, Dr. Pozzi and Capitalism

About to enter the Hammer Museum in L.A.

Good Morning, God!

Thank You for small serendipitous moments! One of them was when Suz and I stumbled upon the Hammer Museum on a Thursday night — a night when it was both open late and free! Even better, in the few minutes we had, we were able to soak in the incredible paintings in the Hammer Collection. Rembrandts, Cezannes, a Titian and then John Singer Sargent’s Dr. Pozzi at home — a study in red.

Dr. Pozzi at home by John Singer Sargent


I looked at him with a start of recognition! Here was the Face of . . . Lucifer? Or was it the creator of Facebook? Timeless, yet ever so symbolic of The Principleless Modern Man.

Sigh, Gosh God, we don’t change, do we? Or should I say that we are all too malleable and that makes us easy prey to the FORCES loose in the World. I just finished reading an article on the moratorium on Bank Foreclosures — the point of which seemed most unsettling. Apparently, they can’t legally foreclose as — in order to avoid taxes, fees and regulations — they don’t actually have title to individual properties. It is, of course, FAR more complex than that — but it does seem as if Creativity in the Service of Profit can ooze toward the Criminal.

So here we are, God! In a fantastically productive system called Capitalism — one that is always pushing toward MORE. Hmmm. Timothy Keller called Greed the only one of the Seven Deadly Sins than no one feels they are guilty of. Alas, I can’t help thinking God, that the corporations that bring us our FOOD are the same ones bringing Cigarettes. How extensive and intertwined are the Corporate influences on our lives!

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2 comments on “The Hammer Museum, Dr. Pozzi and Capitalism
  1. Wow, love the picture. Wish I was there with you!

    I am seriously concerned about the people who have become homeless because of foreclosed people who have no skills for living on the streets.
    God, we need a lot of help in this country. I pray for the newly homeless and for the those who run this next government. I pray, God, for you to assist them in being true to you and the inner gold they have to shine a light for the right way to vote.

    We are in a bad way.

    • I am also concerned. . . the gap between rich and poor is the highest it has been in many many years. The foreclosures are very troubling. 3 million? I am not a big believer in Caveat Emptor — taking advantage of people is not good for the soul or the community.

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