Friday, July 22, 2011

copying, irritated, lovely


Posted by PicasaI look down from the bridge between the embankment and Charing Cross Station to watch this pavement artist copying on to a canvas stretched across the paving stones below.

Female voice of passer-by on the pavement on the other side of our hedge:  "Michael was almost irritated by me..."
Male voice responds without commitment or emphasis: "Was he?"

On the threshold of a toy shop in an arcade, some battery-driven soft toys roll about on the floor. "They're lovely, aren't they," says an elderly woman to her elderly husband. They advance on the toys, he with his walking stick; she gazing like a child.  The toys croak and bark as appropriate to their species. "Oink, oink", says frog. "Oink, oink..." over and over and over again.

2 comments:

CC said...

Pigs "oink"

Frogs "gribbet" or "croak"

At least in America. :~)

Plutarch said...

True, CC, in folklore, but through a process of industrial evolution, on this occasion, it seemed that the padded creature rolling on the floor which closely resembled a frog went "oink". Or may be it was a frog that had evolved into a pig.