Monday, March 01, 2010
fragment, comfort, hawk
This is about life size, hardly noticeable it on the road surface. I nearly ignore it, but on close inspection, I find the tidy man symbol is irresistible.
A man strolls past nursing his mobile as though he wants to use it but can't think of anyone to ring. Or maybe he is hoping that someone will ring him. Even in the days of telephones plugged in to landlines there was always potential sadness to be found in a silent telephone .
"There's a hawk" says Geoff outside The Compasses. I look up to see a sparrow hawk circling high overhead. The last time I saw one was last summer. It was patrolling the same patch of sky above the town. Now two other birds - perhaps wood pigeons - fly below the hawk. They are too large to be likely prey themselves, and you think that they must be on some sort of defence mission.