Saturday, 7 March 2009

locals

10 comments:

Annie said...

Like the contrasting images in this one - the luxury of having so many books, a hint of being in the right place at the right time, the sadness of the bookshop closing.

Ashi said...

Yes this is the time to be in the right place and have the means to fulfil the dreams.

Devika said...

I loved the format for this, Jem.

A book-fair closing evokes sadness, not enough with any number any time :)

wishes,
devika

Frank Williams said...

A nicely worded haiku. It's surprising how our tastes broaden when a bargain is to be had.

Ani Smith said...

Yes. Very sweet and sour.

Bill said...

Objectively stated, but there's real pathos here, as well as irony. "locals" is a great touch. Not much remains local in the era of the internet. (The upside is having friends like you who live an ocean away.)

Nadege said...

i've seen this exact picture the first day of each season when the
local library has a book sale.

Pearl said...

yep, that seems to be what it takes; hoarding reflex to be hit. hopefully the books will at least be read.

(hee my word verification is onessent)

polona said...

great! this certainly evokes mixed feelings... a sad event taken with humour

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

perfect- a lot to read into this.