I think I’ll call this one ‘Rubbish’…

But first…
Dulltown, Europe: Today’s random dictionary words are: abreaction, aboulia, abomasum, abiogenesis, absterge, and xyster. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences ready for Professor Mouldie first thing after breakfast tomorrow morning. Extra marks will be awarded for having clean protractors and compasses.

DSCN3583No, Dave! I’m sorry, you can’t photograph rubbish and dirty dirty things!…
Hm, but it’s nice the way the background, the road surface, looks as if it’s vertical in the picture and the stuff is resting on horizontal kerbstones – a friend of mine said that he thought that it looked a bit like some offerings on altar…
I suppose it’s all about perspective, no, no, not that kind of perspective – just imagine future archeologists carefully excavating these precious relics of the 21st century:
‘Look here George, this Rizla packet is in surprisingly good condition, pass me the finds tray, I’ll see if I can lift it all in one piece…’
‘Hold on Jim, look… I think I can see an actual cigarette paper too!… Amazing!…’
Perhaps I can justify taking pictures like this with a quote from Paul Rep’s very nice book Zen Flesh, Zen Bones (1957):
Sozan, a Chinese Zen master, was asked by a student: ‘What is the most valuable thing in the world?’
The master replied: ‘The head of a dead cat.’
‘Why is the head of a dead cat the most valuable thing in the world?’ inquired the student.
Sozan replied: ‘Because no one can name its price.’

About Dave Whatt

Grumpy old surrealist artist, musician, postcard maker, bluesman, theatre set designer, and debonair man-about-town. My favourite tools are the plectrum and the pencil...
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