Anodyne
Saturday, November 16, 2013
 
"[The film's] primary concern will be with the way in which we see ourselves and others and the consequences that often attend our usual manner of perception."
 
Spirit Animal

Standing outside PFB in pouring rain under the big awning by the bargain books with a friend.  Tap, tap on my foot.  Look down & there's a pigeon squab, draggled grey adolescent feathers half-moulted.  Tap, tap again.

-Richard, what do you see?

-That little bird?  It's pretty brave.

Hallucination ruled out, our man kneels down on the wet pavement. 

-Hey there.  Are you OK?

The squab cocks its head.  Poops.  Struts off under the bargain-book table.

Thirty seconds' conversation.  When we next look down the squab is gone.

-Did you see...?

-It was there just a second ago!

Into PFB to see if the squab slipped in the out door.

-Did you see a little bird come in just now?  A squab?  It's moulting.

-GREAT!  That means it can't fly.  We can eat it! 

Then, upon seeing my face:

-Sorry CJB.

Squab, in Phil Collins' words, "vanished into air."

[EDIT, Saturday AM: Squab hanging around the front door c. 7am.  Strutted up to me without any sign of anxiety, pecked my foot again, then flew up into the little tree opposite the front door. Definitely not the same animal as the last two, but I think the species remembers].
 

To a local venue with a friend to cheer on Ms. Anita Getaway & the rest of the Screaming Chickens.  But, this life being what it is, also an opportunity for further research into one of my five ongoing topics of conversation.

Q:  Hey, why did CJB wander away from the table?

A: Angles.

The light strings in the ceiling, the ancient chandeliers, and the repeating geometric wallpaper pattern along the upper balcony are great gifts to photographers everywhere.
Friday, November 15, 2013
 

Anyone else catch the James Ensor portrait on Laurie's bedroom wall?
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
 
Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. - 160 pages, hundreds of photographs, many in the vernacular style, street scenes, strikers, landfill, garbage, garages, industrial landscapes, etc.
Sunday, November 10, 2013
 

 

Trail maintenance, en route to Statlu Lake.

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