His star of Fate is fixed on a ground of Destiny. His face is furrowed in
anguish, his head hooded in a helmet of gray doubt, with ear guards that make him oblivious to the song of peace and love. The earth colored shirt
suggesting modesty is harnessed in military gear. Over his right shoulder hangs a mantle of
doom, marked with the double cross on a band of friendship. His left sleeve of brown sincerity banded by love and hope is
separated by a black strip, turning the passion to hate. The green glove of jealousy crushes the flower of
goodness, hanging limp and lifeless. Over his arm, a shield ringed in
blood, shows the fly trapped in the web. It is divided in the grays of intrigue and deception. His sash of
truth and loyalty are partly covered by the mantle of ruin, and his belt
of the same symbol is all but covered by the glove of suspicion. For all his military prowess, courage
in danger and resourcefulness in difficulties, he was naive in his
judgment and perception about people. How else could he let a measly handkerchief foul up his life?
It is suggested that Iago primed him in the heat of epileptic seizures,
but that's no excuse. Othello, split like his shield, is full of inner
conflicts. and civil war. As the old adage says : "With a 'friend' like Iago, who needs enemies?"
Lord Chamberlain to Claudius & Gertrude, he is a man of shadows
and secrets like the gloomy background. Authoritarian and verbose, he
still does the lackey act, looking for points by means of fair or
foul. His purple robe trimmed in black ermine denoted his social
station and aspiration. The direction lines on his shirt indicate his
devious methods of acquisition. The royal crest marks one sleeve,
while the other is banded in passion, lust and greed, like the rim of
his cap which is of pretended virtue. On the heavy pendant of his
'officialdom' is the hourglass sign of the black widow spider. His
eyes are lowered in false humility, as is his pose of obeisance. A
status-seeker, stool-pigeon, spy, tale-bearer, scandal-monger and just
plain dirty old man. Hamlet used a persuasive argument. Polonius got
A bawd and tapster working for Mistress Overdone, a true Fool and philosopher of the underworld. His wide brimmed earthy hat frames a broad, kind and loving face set on a background of truth, which can also be seen in his trousers, striped in hope and sincerity. This aspect is emphasized in the torch emblem on his jacket of passion. Pride and self-esteem are revealed in his shirt
and lower ground of blue-green. One cuff of the friendship-green sleeve is of decency, the other of youth
and growth, black, white and stitched, signifying his confusions and concern about the futilities of legal conformity. His loyalty is shown
in the blue shoulder guards and on his hat. In one hand he holds a flower, in
the other he gently cradles a dove; symbols of "Peace and Love".
The slogan is STILL good!
He's a beautiful being whose performance is as good as his promise.
Pompey for President!