Friday, June 08, 2012
market flute tufts
At the Pantiles farmers' market.
A Buddhist monk is photographed playing a bamboo flute at Chegde in Hebei province in China. If a photograph can be heard you can hear this one thanks to the combination of calm and tension in the subject's face, a fleeting mischief in his eyes and his attentive fingers disposed over the instrument. It is for photographs like these that I buy The National Geographic Magazine's sister magazine Traveller, even though my travels are nowadays strictly limited.
Gales have been blowing last night and all day with an unseasonable abandon. In The Grove tufts of leaves are scattered everywhere as if a monster vandal has been at work grabbing and stripping the branches.