Thursday, December 13, 2012

The Desk of Power

We all have symbols of our own power relevant to us in our world. Some seats of power are more visible and just plain powerful than others, for example actual thrones, the Speakers chair, or a seat on the Security Council. Others are more symbolic, say being Prime Minister of New Zealand, when everyone knows the real power lies elsewhere.
For us lesser mortals, our symbols are far more modest and personal, but still they exist, eg possession  of the TV remote control.
Animals, too, have symbols of power: the ability to pee on someone else's lampost, poop in someone's flowerbed; the plum spot in the sun, or perhaps just something to give a bit of height.
Thus, we present the Desk of Power. One creatures rubbish is another's path to earthly glory.