James 5:1 (KJV) Go to now, ye rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall come upon you.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Snakes and Chains

Have you noticed that fashion trends these days feature lots of snakeskin items? And chains? This is another case of 'art' being a forerunner of what's coming down the pike.

Here are a few of the ads:

"python-embossed leather bag...Croco-embossed trim adds just the right amount of fashionable flair to keep you on leash-style clasp...Sterling Signature Snakeskin 18" Necklace...Faux Snakeskin Belt...Snakeskin Printed 5 Pocket Jeans...Snakeskin wallet with detachable coin purse...Sterling snakeskin watch...pearl and snakeskin ring..."

"Roll Hobo with chain detail...cowl neck top with chain...python pattern wallet...python and faux fur jacket with chains...python Ultrasuede jacket...python satchel w/chain trim...snake embossed sandals...snake print trench coat...SERPENT bangle bracelet..."

So what, you ask?

I didn't think too much of it at first, until I began to be inundated with snakes, chains and even the occasional serpent featured in shoes, jewelry, handbags, coats, everything.

I knew then that this was definitely a fashion trend.

I had an idea that it might be even more widespread than I could see at first glance. So I opened my eyes, looked around and discovered that it's literally everywhere.

There are serpent race cars, serpent ciphers for computer encryption, Serpent Project (sea research), serpent websites, serpent musical instruments, serpent cinemas, serpent's tail (publishing), a rainbow serpent festival, sky serpent wind turbines, and on and on.

I decided to step it up a bit and began to look for dragons.

Sure enough. Dragon art convention; dragon cartoons; dragon poems, music, stories, legends; dragon sunglasses, dragon model kits, and even a dragon ball (dress-up ball).

This is a huge trend. Life follows art. Not to put too fine a point on it, but apparently the creative world is telling us to expect lots and lots of reptiles, snakes, serpents and dragons in our lives.

You think?

"For the devil has come down to you, having great wrath, because he knows that he has a short time.” Rev. 12:12

The chains come later:

"Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven, having the key to the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. He laid hold of the dragon, that serpent of old, who is the Devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years; and he cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal on him, so that he should deceive the nations no more till the thousand years were finished." Rev. 20:1-3.

I know... I'm obsessed.

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