As the head of a state-supported institution of higher education, I hold a rather minor office. In that role, I have seen how people are impressed -- positively as much as negatively -- by symbolism that should not be significant at all.
Murray's new body of work, entitled Dystopia, marks the artist's darkest most soul-bearing work to date. It's as though this newfound inner peace and strength enabled a large memory store of emotion to be unleashed.
Like most of you who screw around reading stupid articles on the Internet instead of actually blazing a path towards greatness, I too yearn to reshape the world in my own image. So here is my latest idea.
The aim of a symbol is to communicate as immediately and directly as possible the core of what you represent. Which brings us to an important question: Is it time to consider a new symbol for a new era?
It is immaterial whether or not the egg can stand at any other time of the year (as some critics maintain). The important thing is to recognize the symbol, the season, the sky and the kindred souls who surround us.
When you see a great deal of 111, or 3333, or 777 or 666 stop for a second, close your eyes, breathe deeply, and try to pick up messages, clues, sensations, sounds and smells that can relate to what you are going through in life.
Republicans know full well that their healthcare repeal vote today is nothing more than empty symbolism. They should enjoy their symbolic moment in the sunshine, as the substance that follows is not going to be anywhere near as much fun.
By bringing Christianity to so many of the Irish people, Patrick was a major instrument of Christianity supplanting the Druids. And, by doing so, Patrick "drove the snakes into the sea" in a metaphorical way.