Thursday, June 28, 2007


Tis a funny world. I had a day off today, and whilst I was out shopping, I had one of those moments where I felt as if I wasn't there, but just observing, and I saw how weird we all are. I was snapped out of it when I noticed an old lady looking quite distressed and confused, she glanced at me and we both really smiled and everything was ok again, for both of us. Then I saw a Chinese busker on the verge of performing with his viloin. He clicked on his backing track (a rather pathetic beat), and flicked his nonexistent hair back all dramatically, composed himself, then smiled up to the heavens and began to play.

I had to giggle to myself, but as I have a cold, it was more of a sniggle.


Blogger lettuce said...

ah, i love those moments of smile and contact.


6:08 PM  
Blogger lettuce said...

(sniggle. good word)

6:10 PM  
Blogger albi said...

love the picture, it tells exactly what you writes. ;)

9:04 PM  
Blogger Trac said...

Yes, I was about to say that too!

Sniggle - good word!

Actually I'll just agree with Lettuce on everything she says here, and won't leave a comment at all.

Oh! I have.

Hope your cold gets better soon!

9:27 PM  
Blogger Ai said...

If I were a dog I'd get hungry by now ;-)

Offering kleenex and hot chicken broth is
Ai (sniggling too)

10:34 PM  
Blogger First Nations said...

very cool, podling.
damn. i get it.
AWESOME, podling!

2:51 AM  
Blogger Robert said...

How lucky for you two to have seen each other, sending smiles to one another... Though more luck for her in more ways than one!

Another lovely photo Poddy. You never disappoint! xoxo

3:19 AM  
Blogger raindog said...

sounds like you're living on that abstract plane again. too bad you had a sniffle on your day off. at least it turned out to be a sniggle. :)

3:41 AM  
Blogger WAT said...

Humans are funny odd creatures. The lady on the escalator looks like a mannequin.

4:00 AM  
Blogger Donna said...

I too have those 'don't we all look weird' moments. The last one was in the public swimming pool watching everyone swim lengths passing each other, huffing, blowing and looking sooooo weird! What a very strange thing we're all doing I thought.

Anyway hon, hope your sniggle dries up soon x

7:13 AM  
Blogger Josy said...

I do that a lot, especially with words. If you say ANY word over and over and over again until it loses all meaning, it's really a funny bunch of sounds.

P.S. I'm with Lettuce. sniggle = a good word.

7:26 AM  
Blogger Lynne said...

my, what sturdy legs!
such servicable shoes!

sniggle, sniggle pod!

hope you feel better soon!

I thought I had made a word up the other day when it was misty and drizzling. I called in mizzle. Turns out it is in the dictionary. oh well...

8:40 AM  
Blogger Reya Mellicker said...

We are such an adorable species ... though ... kind of dangerous, too.

I love those out of body experiences that are much more likely to occur when the head is congested. I think the mind can't find any room in a stuffed up head, so it takes flight, possibly hovering a few inches above.

Hope you're soon over your cold!!

10:20 AM  
Blogger griesmail said...

nice Pod what you show and write.
Those are golden moments, it is always amazing how people react if you give them any attention.
have a nice weekend!
I miss my doggie :(

5:56 PM  
Blogger lettuce said...

yes, i was actually.

"knock knock"

6:13 PM  
Blogger lettuce said...

the interrupting cow

2:08 AM  
Blogger d. chedwick bryant said...

I thought you were sniggling at the feet.

weird angle and very 1950's somehow.

2:30 AM  
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3:51 AM  
Blogger Jazzy said...

get well soon Poddy!
have a great sunny weekend too!

8:58 AM  
Blogger Gary said...

I'm lovin' you poddie. Take care of the cold my friend.

12:24 PM  
Blogger Faye Pekas said...

I love those stranger to stranger moments when something clicks and you feel a connection and fully understand that something important just happened.

3:01 PM  
Blogger Steve said...

It is funny when you step back and see everything objectively, like an alien would, and see how bizarre the world is. People, with their long funny limbs and leather things protecting their soft limb-ends.

Is that the older woman you smiled at? How did you explain the flash pointed at her ankles? :)

9:14 PM  
Blogger ramblingwoman said...

were you behind me on the escalator Pod? I think that's what they call 'tankles' and I too was blessed with them. (oh well, you can't have it all)

hope your cold gets better. Thanks for the receep Pod-u-like - I look forward to making it!

4:28 AM  
Blogger ThomP said...

Loves it Podz:)

1:12 PM  
Blogger Ratzfatz said...

Pod my friend, get well soon! Have a nice week!!!

3:07 PM  
Blogger Nathalie said...

Your words are so powerful Pod, and give a whole new meaning to your image. I really like it when words and photo add up to something that is far more than the sum of both. Thanks for that.

11:00 PM  
Blogger Nathalie said...

Feeling better yet?

11:00 PM  
Blogger Sherry Snowdrop said...

I always regard the footware of entertainers as a good indication as to whether they are proper troopers or mere poseurs.

You will notice that the staunch performers will very very often have quite shoddy footwear on stage, from repeated treading of the boards perhaps.

If you see someone with very shiny shoes on while on stage you can bet your life that they will be rubbish.

The legs in your picture look as though they belong in the 1950s, Pod. I'm sure the lady concerned (assuming she is not a man in disguise, or an actor practising method acting like you get near RADA) wouldn't look amiss with a floral hat and a woven reed basked for carrying her shopping.

And an old purse with a bobble catch on it - the sort that painfully traps the fingers of small children.

I like escalators. If you live in London you become an expert in them, don't you? You reach the point where you can perform impressive stunts getting on and off them in unusual ways. Jumping off at speed as though you are an important business man.

Or walking down the up escalator like Mister Topsy-Turvey; but without causing everyone else to fall over.

Whereas those of a more provincial outlook often stumble while getting on.

Sometimes, if you're really from out-of-town, you might even get the hem of your trousers or skirt caught in the bit at the top where the steps go underground again.

If you do that, all the proper people from Town laugh at you, and you probably have to leave and get the next bus back to the provinces.

11:04 PM  
Blogger lettuce said...

tee hee - me and my friends as teenagers used to wear our tattiest jeans and go play on the escalators in harrods.

course, no one would even notice the tatty jeans these days.....

5:59 AM  
Blogger Pod said...

LETTY - yes. they hold things together don't they? a moment like that, from a complete stranger, can completely turn something around. you silly moo you! (but what did you wear in spalding, hmm?). pfff....

ALBI - graci!

TRAC - i can't leave comments on your blog?! i was thinking of you this morn! you must leave comments, you must! x

AI -ooh, thanks i feel much better!

FN - hey! thanks love x

ROBOT - no, we were equally as lucky. as lucky as we all are. i am lucky to know you and bla bla bla bla..tis great!

RAINDOG - that was just the beginning! i have been floating about all of the shop! i wonder how many sniffles graduate as sniggles? hmm...

WAT - we sure are. tis certainly a very funny world! she has rather waxy legs hey?

DONALD - yeah, i know what you mean. i find those times funny. what ARE we all doing? trying to fathom it out, or not trying at all and just watching, bith amuse me immensely! hope you're ok? x

JOSY - i find that most with the word 'hamster', but i'm not talking to you at the moment, so there!

LYNNE - mizzle is a great word, and you did make it up all by yourself! i thought i had made up sniggle too, but no :0(

REYA - i think you are right. i have felt very 'split' with this cold. not in a bad way. i think i need a sesh with you! x

GRIESMAIL - oh no! he was such a lovely dog. bless him! the little fuzzy full of love orangeness. i cuddle you!

CHED - someone else thought they were 50s too!

JAZZY - ta! you too

GARY - thanks for the warmth. i received it in my left toes (3, 4 and 5) and they have been toasty ever since.

FAYE - yes, such brief yet pivotal moments. it is a little magical!

STE - no, that isn't she, just an innocent escalator rider.....ain't we odd? (me especially)

RAMBO - (i was gonna call you hamble then, but thought better of it). now would you wear such shoes and frock? i thinketh not! and tankles? i thought they were cankles? x

SIR THOMP- hurrah! very nice to see you!

RATZ - saludos mein hair! ;0p

NATH - yes i love the way a word or words can do that. open up a whole world of possibilties. i am feeling better, just a bit spacey :o}

SHEZ - tis a crying shame that i cannot share a bev with you (i mean an alcoholic drink, not a bev like beverly callard aka liz mc donald, oh no!). when but a small pod, i was fearful of being pulled under the escalator to a big dark underground cavern, by the tip of my flares, n'er to be seen again!

8:04 AM  
Blogger Kimberley said...

those look like manaquin's legs, and I love the worn escalator GREAT shot

1:53 PM  
Blogger lettuce said...

not telling.

see? i don't have to tell you everything.

5:48 PM  
Blogger Junk Thief said...

Is that a nun or a nurse? Those are what I call very sensible shoes.

2:28 AM  
Blogger HipBlackGuy said...

Good ankles.

9:24 AM  

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