The Master and his Squire

Illusion and reality;
The master and his squire.
Lunacy and sanity:
Two faces on a coin
On a point of view.

The windmills
At which we tilt
While we learn from one another,
Have a lesson, if we’d listen:
The only one who’s truly sane
Is nobody.

Inspired by Don Quixote
Don Quixote by Paynton

About peNdantry

Phlyarologist (part-time) and pendant. Campaigner for action against anthropogenic global warming (AGW) and injustice in all its forms. Humanist, atheist, notoftenpist. Wannabe poet, writer and astronaut.
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14 Responses to The Master and his Squire

  1. Wendy says:

    huh? woooooooosh… explain!! xxx


  2. pendantry says:

    Blast. I had a draft that did explain this, at some length. But, I never got a round tuit. And then Microsoft ditched Live Spaces and sent me to WordPress — sans my drafts…

    Might this help until I can get around to the rewrite?


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  4. Gail says:

    Yikes! from 2007. What’s truly incredible is how just about everyone, despite the evidence, is convinced we ARE sane.


  5. Eric Alagan says:

    Last two lines – icing :-)


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  7. rawgod says:

    Good King Wenceslas, no doubt. When royalty had hearts. Who would want to be sane–there is so much more fun in lunacy. Have you ever seen the movie, “king of Hearts”?

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    • pendantry says:

      Yes, I think you may be right that there’s more fun to be found in folly, but there is a fine line: a certain level of sanity is necessary to recognise it.

      ‘King of Hearts’? I’ve never seen a movie of that title. I’m guessing you’re referring to the 1966 one rather than the 2019 one, as its précis on IMDB is

      During World War I, a British private, sent ahead to a French town to scout for enemy presence, is mistaken for a King by the colorful patients of an insane asylum.

      Sounds intriguing. I’ll add it to my watch list!


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