Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Picasso, Kubrick and National Labs

Pablo Picasso and Stanley Kubrick are two good exxamples of what people do towards the end of their lives. Kubrick's last film was Eyes Wide Shut, a sex-driven story with lots of "intimate" encouters, orgies and impersonal sex. Picasso followed a similar route: his last works include genitals, female and male, depicted in sex situations in all kinds of combinations. Is this a message regarding that people realize what the point of life is at the end?

If this is true, what can one say about the flocks of scientists that occupy the National Labs? These labs are full of at least middle aged (usually >50 years old) people, living quiet routine lives. Maybe this is what scientists will realize is the ultimate goal of life.