Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Big Floating Marbles

Got a walk around a Pre-1900 high school last week. Two reflecting pools filled with floating marbles. Bobbing and turning in the wind. Each trying to escape its leash tied one foot down underwater.
No retriever would have fun in there - all those leashes would catch paddling paws. Heavy smell of chlorine - not good to drink. Slippery and wet places for people to sit upon. We were the only ones there...
Still..... Alice liked it for a while until she started to think about it from my perspective.
She's been thinking a lot about Burma this week. Big curfew and brand new strike today. A whole country full of people tied down like those big marble balls to a reflecting pool bottom. Set themselves free! Imagine what would happen. Beats being tied up forever and always.