Sunday, July 15, 2007

Leunig: Domestic Prophet

Melburnians are proud of their local prophet, cartoonist Michael Leunig. Of course, as all good scholars of revelation know, a prophet is not someone who tells the future so much as someone who is able to tell-forth the truth. In that respect, Leunig is often truly prophetic. Never more so than in this cartoon which appeared in Saturday's edition of The Age (in the A2 section), highlighting the "Seven Wonders" of the domestic world. My wife and I simply nodded sagely as we recognised the deep truth in these simple lines. Then we cut it out and put it on the fridge--the sacred repository of all true prophecies...

(Click on the image for the full size)

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