Wednesday, November 18, 2009
In America, we enjoy crowning superstars. It’s comfortable to point to someone and say…”…you define this”. Fans and the media love to tag athletes in this way. Make someone a defining, greater than the rest star. The term apotheosis appears often lately thanks to Dan Brown’s new book where he refers to the fresco in the Capitol Dome called “The Apotheosis of Washington”, a rather bizarre bit of symbolism we should sell to the Vatican. Western scholars blame this all on the Greeks. Unfair, I think. Blame deserves some sharing in Asia. This idea probably traveled along the silk road before the Greeks decided to team up. They get the word, though. Read today where someone of current interest has been called the apotheosis of hockey Moms.