|Comments on Thursday 28 September 2006:|
|A quite fun short parable, with a rather celtic feel to it, courtesy of my dream of last night.|
Diego and Iago are two men who often compete. They are set a challenge, to make a diorama which depicts the other in an unflattering way, to be judged by the old man of the village. The work is to be judged on quality and on content.
Diego works diligently on his piece for days, and is disconcerted to see Iago never doing any work at all on his.
Judging day comes around, and Diego presents his work to the judge, a fantastically detailed model of himself doing all the good work in the village, and Iago taking his ideas and taking credit for it, all conveyed clearly in the expressions of the figures. The judge, clearly impressed, asks Iago where his diorama is. Iago picks up Diego's, moves it across a few feet and proudly sets it down in front of himself. [16:30]