Monday, July 23, 2012

blue jump money

Essay in blue.

Outside the post office in Sevenoaks a long pink  strip about 1.5meters wide had been painted on the pavement.  A plaque announces that in the 1996 Olympics Kenny Harrison of the USA jumped 18.09 meters in the triple jump, the length of the strip which is marked off in meters. I walk the length of it and wonder at the power and skill  required to achieve such a feat. In the London Olympics I shall watch the triple jump event with added interest

"Vulgar stuff, money!" says the decorator as he  pockets  an advance payment for the work on the house. "But useful," I say.

1 comment:

Lucas said...

There are so many Jazz tunes with "blue" in the title - your photograph could be the LP cover they were looking for.