Friday, May 14, 2010

Friday 55-Sisyphus' Dilemma


What would Sisyphus do
if he finally pushed that boulder to the top
and it rolled down the other side
rather than back on him?
Would he wipe the sweat from his brow,
sit to rest, and enjoy the view?
Would he victoriously spit
down upon the rock?
Or would he crave the familiar futility?

21 comments:

Cocotte said...

This is a little too deep for me at 7 a.m.

g-man said...

Pick yourself up...
Wipe yourself off..
Start all over again!
Excellent 55 Trini...
I LOVE mythological 55's..hehehehe
Have a Kick Ass Week-End...G

furiousBall said...

I think he'd put in the paperwork to change his name, I mean that name had to be shortened to Sissy at least once in his lifetime

Jazz said...

Not sure what he would have done, but somehow I pictured him as a dumpy, balding, beer-bellied, 50-something guy. Definitely not the Sisyphus in your pic...

Craig said...

Hahahaha. . . Good question. . . We do become fond of our familiar futilities, don't we?

Actually, I imagine that he'd just look back down the mountain and say, "Aw, shit!" 'cuz his goal was to get the boulder to sit on the top of the mountain. So he trudges on down the other side of the mountain, to start pushing it back up, with different scenery this time. . .

S said...

Yeah, that would have been a better ending...

Suldog said...

Great questions. Some of us (I'm not one of them, I hope) do seem to like doing the same hopeless tasks over and over.

Cricket said...

I'd hope he'd smile, offer up a few choice words, and crack open a nice cold one.

Then get the hell out of there before someone noticed and sent an eagle to pick out his liver or something.

But seriously, nice 55. Have a great weekend.

PattiKen said...

I think he'd say, "There!" And then, as Cricket said, beat feet on outta there, because you don't mess around with the big guy.

Monkey Man said...

Ooooo, what a dilemma to ponder. Perhaps he had enough time pushing the boulder up the hill to consider his next move. Guess we'll never know. My 55 is HERE .

Craver Vii said...

He would put some pants on, take a couple aspirin, and see about changing his name to Elvis or something.

Sh@KiR@ CK said...

Awesome...I wonder too...maybe Starbucks???

Mine is here
Have you an AWESOME weekend!
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shakira

secret agent woman said...

Would he be off the hook if it rolled down the other side? I don't think the gods are that forgiving.

DianeCA said...

Hmmmm he might just say...Oh shit there was a city on the other side of this mountain!!

Leslie said...

He may just like the game of rolling big marbles back and forth

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Jocelyn said...

He'd recoil in horror as he watched the boulder mow down an unsuspecting soul, regreting that he ever lost control.

cathy said...

Can't you just give me some mindless drivel to chill out by ... Oh! I know, I'll enlarge the pic and look for his willy.


He might crave futility for a while until he found a new rut :)

BBC said...

Oh come on, Sisyphus is just a made up story/myth from the past.

Oh! I know, I'll enlarge the pic and look for his willy.

Jeez Cathy, you know that I've seen a real picture of you and think you are hot, just ask and I'll send you a picture of my willy. :-)

Mona said...

that is a thought to reckon with...

cathy said...

Sorry for lowering the tone :(

Beach Bum said...

I'd drink a beer and order a pizza, but that is just me.