Art, Stuart France, symbolism

That King Thing…


To commence with an aside,

Ex-Rex Edward

tried for the rest of his life,

post abdication,

to aquire the Royal Title

for his paramour Wallis Simpson,

without success…


Does it make me wonder?


Well, not really.

It all depends who regulates such things?


To which the answer is always

the present incumbent

rather than the previous one.


This almighty tussle of first and second borns

takes us right back to the bible

and Cain versus Abel…


Irish Roi, Latin Rex and Indian Raj are cognate,

which, somewhat incredibly, means, ‘related by blood’!

but that sounds to me more like sanguine verbosity.


Similarly related are Arabic Shah and Russian Tsar…

So, hands up for Chinese Emperor?

No, clearly not.




I know what it is supposed to stand for,

‘Joshua Nazarene King Jew’

but something tells me

we have been led, oh so, sorely astray!



5 thoughts on “That King Thing…”

  1. Loved the writing. I did a research paper on Abel and Cain when I was last in the University online, and as I reread the account, I came across a find I absolutely would not have thought about. Cain was the oldest son, and it was customary for the father to give the oldest the best of everything. But Cain was cheated so it seems. Abel got the livestock, for his gift was meat, and that meant he also got a huge piece of land, for the livestock in those days needed to have a lot of land to graze. So Cain got the farming land for vegetables, and it was not likely as large as that of Abel, and of course the end product would be not worth as much money. So perhaps Cain’s anger was somewhat justified. Everyone who reads the account blames Cain, but things are not always what they seem.

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