**a Tribute To The Stone Age!
**A TRIBUTE TO THE STONE
by RAJ NANDY
Geologists tell us that the Stone Age of Man, -
Lasted from some 50,000 to 4000 BC!
Followed by Copper, Bronze and Iron Ages,
As a part of mankind’s recorded history!
In Anna-Barbera’s animation –‘The Flintstones’,
We see the ‘modern stonic family’of Fred and
Residing in the pre-historic city of Bedrock, -
Giving us a glimpse of Stone Age history!
It is an allegory to the American Society of mid-
twentieth century, -
With dinosaurs, saber-toothed tigers and wooly
Co-existing with the bare-footed cave man!
Now, with the progress of civilization, humans
With tempered steel and titanium space rockets, -
And what have you? !
And soon after another World War, we shall return
to that Age of Stones, -
Fighting with bows and arrows, with Fred and
Barney in control!
Stones speak the language of the dead,
Stones offers a soft pillow under their heads!
Mankind’s history remain etched in stones, -
No inventions can outstrip the beauty of the
28 Mar 09
(The facts mentioned are all authentic!)