Practical vs. Pretty

PHOTO PROMPT © Ronda Del Boccio

Zing and Zang stood transfixed, watching the contraption slide slowly earthward. The bulging balloon canopy obviously worked like a massive set of brakes to slow the descent. The whole structure was just enormous, and compared to what they knew on their home planet, seemed rudimentary.

“Why don’t they just use reverse blasters?” wondered Zang.

“I guess they don’t know about that yet,” replied Zing. “Sometimes I can’t believe how backward they are. They seem somewhat intelligent.”

“Well, it’s colorful. I don’t know what it’s for, but it’s pretty.” Zang paused. “Practical isn’t always pretty.”

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33 thoughts on “Practical vs. Pretty

    1. Some of us humans don’t get it, either. Here in Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania Dutch like to decorate their t with designs that have become called “Hex Signs.” There’s nothing occult about them, though, if you ask a Deutschman. He’ll tell you they’re “just for nice.”

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