Saturday, 12 November 2011

South For The Winter

I just watched a movie that is called “The Girl In The Café” and it is a well written moving comment on our society. It is thought provoking and humorous and it deals with the fact that 30,000 children die of starvation every day and we (the first world countries) could stop it anytime. Well, we could if we had the will to do so. If you get the chance to see it, you really should. There is even a very small amount of frontal nudity.

Louise and I went for a walk down by the river today and spent a little time watching the geese and ducks. They are always there, but what interested us was that the water was frozen and they still were hanging out. The geese stay pretty much for the whole winter; I suppose that in a city there is enough food to keep them happy. It looked to me like the ducks were getting ready to head south but they just couldn’t get it together enough to actually leave.
There was a male and female, and I could almost hear the female saying “I told you we should have left with the others. Now we are alone and I bet you don’t even know the way. If we had gone with everyone else, we could have followed Horatio, and he knows how to get south.”

“I know how to get south! Horatio, Horatio, Horatio…I am sick of that guy! Big deal, anyone can find the south, you just keep the sun on your left and you stop when everything is green and wet. Besides, that guy is pigeon toed!” He ranted.

“Oh, don’t be stupid, all ducks are pigeon toed. All pigeons are pigeon toed. I have seen a lot of people that are pigeon toed.”

The conversation probably went on and on, but Louise and I had better things to do than watch some birds skating on the ice. Well, not really but we saw a building that had construction guys working on it. Louise went to take a picture, and the guy on the roof yelled down “No pictures”. Louise took the pictures anyways, after all what was he going to do, jump down. Now I am wondering what his problem was. If it were a big secret that they were working on the building then they shouldn’t have wrapped the entire three floors of the building in a large white tarp and had the crane and construction supplies around. Perhaps they were really shy. A lot of construction workers are shy.

Perhaps the construction guys just wanted to get this job done so that they could head south for the winter. The rest of the workers and their wives have already gone south. I can almost hear their wives saying “I told you we should have left with the others. Now we are alone and I bet you don’t even know the way. If we had gone with everyone else, we could have followed…”

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