Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Taking off my glasses...

...and rubbing my eyes to try and get some of the tiredness out of them, the tree canopy across the yard from where I am sitting has a patch in it that looks just like a giant green man's head, about fifteen feet high. As the wind rustles the leaves, it writhes and moans in silent agony. Or perhaps it's bellowing in rage as it tries to escape from its woody prison.

Oddly enough, it's in exactly the same place that my spectral, blurry reflection appears in the double-glazed window after dark, staring at me with silent accusations of time-wasting and indolence.

I've forgotten to take my pills again, haven't I?


8 Comments:

Blogger Sandra Ruttan said...

That's not a picture of Stuart?

July 12, 2006 7:05 pm  
Blogger M. G. Tarquini said...

What is that?

July 13, 2006 5:39 am  
Blogger JamesO said...

Put your glasses on Mindy!

It's a carving of a green man - an early English mythological man of the forest and favoured pagan symbol. There are hundreds of them carved into the decorations on the inside of Roslin Chapel.

July 13, 2006 4:27 pm  
Blogger Gabriele C. said...

Makes you wonder what the Neo Templars make of these. Is it the (in)famous Baphomet, or were the druids Templars? Only Dan Brown knows the truth. :)

July 13, 2006 10:14 pm  
Blogger M. G. Tarquini said...

If I saw something like that green man, I'd stop drinking.

July 14, 2006 4:01 pm  
Blogger M. G. Tarquini said...

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July 14, 2006 4:01 pm  
Blogger Sandra Ruttan said...

Where is James?

Was he eaten by a green man?

It's all fine for him not to blog next week, when we're at Harrogate, but this week? That's just laziness!

(Seriously, hope things are okay. And I thought you might be interested in this:
http://www.valmcdermid.com/cgi-bin/showthread.pl?threadid=3654&offset=0)

July 14, 2006 6:23 pm  
Blogger JamesO said...

Laziness, Sandra? Possibly. More a deep sense of ennuie, perhaps. I took some days off from the computer, but I'm fine. Thanks for your concern.

Mindy, by the time you start seeing green men, it's too late to stop drinking;}#

Gabriele, I don't think DB's ever let the truth get in the way of a story.

July 17, 2006 9:21 am  

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