Friday, July 27, 2012

pink spry shampoo

Essay in pink.

Ahead of me in Mount Sion is a spry, very small, old lady.  Hers grey hair is cropped short. She is wearing shorts  and boots, and  carries on her back a large rucksack.  She has slightly bow legs with which she achieves a brisk pace.

As I leave the health food shop I catch sight of a bottle of shampoo. Apart from the word shampoo on the label and given equal prominence is the  word "Barefoot". Close inspection reveals that Barefoot is a brand. But for a moment I play with the idea of a shampoo for feet. If I remember correctly Hobbits have hairy feet. I suggest a connection to the health food lady, who smiles without humour.

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