“We were completely glued to the TV.”

We’ve all said those words.  Many times.  We don’t mean it literally, of course.  How silly would that be?

But there are those who are, literally, glueing themselves to Picassos, VanGoghs and DaVincis.  And they are taking themselves and their reasons to do so very seriously.

Their purpose is to make bold statements about climate change, fossil fuels and wealthy museum patrons. Accordingly, they are targeting art which depicts the world as it once was.  Green, verdant and undisturbed by corporate or government intrusion. 

The museums are naturally upset by the all the fuss.   They’re concerned for their institutions’ well-being and the safety of their treasures.  And they’ve voiced their concerns.

Now, the protesters are voicing their own concerns. 

It seems that when they, the protesters, are “glued” to the art, they can’t get to the rest rooms and the museums are refusing their requests for “buckets.”  To make matters worse, their cell phones have been put away for safe keeping and they have no way to order “take-out.”  Further it’s taking longer and causing more pain than they’d counted on to unglue their various super-glued body parts from the art.

The museums and the protesters have much in common: 

Without a ton of development from those earlier idyllic days, there would be no indoor plumbing, no cell phones, no “take-out” and super-glue wouldn’t have been invented. 

And without that same development from those same earlier, idyllic days, our climate would not be threatened, fossil fuel wouldn’t be an issue and super-wealthy patrons might not have gotten quite so super-wealthy.

Neither side is eager to recognize or honor the other’s concerns. To any degree.  They’re both entrenched, super-glued if you will, to their own side of the same coin.

Alas, and sadly, that seems to be the order of the day. And I’m not just talking museums here.