" Synchromysticism:
The art of realizing meaningful coincidence in the seemingly mundane with mystical or esoteric significance."

- Jake Kotze

June 1, 2016

It's Easy to Get Moody When You Feel Time is Running Out for You :-)

Christopher Moody's Pirate Flag
I was in the Ballina Naval & Maritime Museum a few weeks ago checking out the Las Balsas raft that sailed across the Pacific Ocean from South America to Australia in 1973 and I came across some pirate flag designs.
One I particularly liked was Christopher Moody's Pirate Flag shown at the top of this post
Although, when I go to the Wiki page on Moody it is written, 
"Moody is largely remembered for his distinct Jolly Roger flag. Instead of the traditional white on black, Moody's Jolly Roger is gold on red
It also has an hourglass with wings, to express to his victims that their time to live was flying away. 
In the middle is a white arm holding a dagger
In addition, blood-red pennants were often tied to the ship's mainmast to show deadly intent.
While the red Jolly Roger is distinctive, it is not unique. 
It is believed that the origin of the red flag is likely that English privateers flew the red jack by order of the Admiralty in 1694. 
When the War of Spanish Succession ended in 1714, many privateers turned to piracy and some retained the red flag, as red symbolized blood"
Having not long sailed past the 50-year mark, I can kind of relate to the message in the flag of time running out.
I guess you could say I'm a (hour)glass in less than half full type of guy now.;-)
The Las Balsas raft in the Ballina Naval & Maritime Museum
There was a story in my Brisbane paper just last Sunday about the guys who sailed across the ocean 43 years ago, as well.   
I would have been about eight and a half years old at the time they sailed that raft over to Australia
Las Bals-ass?-)
I liked the coincidence of a turtle shell being in the museum and on the footpath outside the motel I was staying at was this turtle pictured below.
 I found it interesting that the expedition was sponsored by the artist Salvador Dali.
Well, I guess they do say,"Time is Art"

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