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London, Ontario, March 2008 [Click to embiggen]
Do you ever sit quietly off to the side and watch everyday folks go about their business? One of the reasons I became a journalist was because I particularly enjoyed the process. It forces you to become a sponge for detail as you try to remember not just the things you see, but the inferences that connect them all. It's how storytellers start to build the stories they share with the rest of us.
I saw this walker from way across the river. If I were a cartoonist, I'd draw a big empty bubble above the image, then fill it in. But I'm not a cartoonist, and I'm hoping you'll fill in the proverbial bubble.
Your turn: Please caption this image. Enter as often as you wish. Pet input is welcome, too. I'll announce winner next Sunday.
About last week's image of an oil slick: I took this picture in the cold, damp parking lot of a tired old Wendy's across the road from a tired old factory (click here for photo) during a brief pit stop here on the way home from Florida. It was a miserable day, yet this little slice of pavement-bound color seemed to call out to me. I almost fell on my face while composing it, though - I failed to pay attention to the coefficient of friction of wet, oil-slicked asphalt. The drive-through lady seemed amused.
Honorable menschens were many this week, thanks to a really strong cross-section of submissions. Here they are:
- Killired: Fallen rainbow
- Robin: City Slicker and Tears of a clown
- Terri: Pretty slick photography
- Jennifer: Blazin'
- Sara: Joseph's oil coat of many colors
- Heidi: Toxic Rainbow
- Awareness: Fatal Attraction
- Tiel Aisha Ansari: Slick moves
- JC: Apocalypse
- Mike Wood: Gasoline Alley
- Steve: Iridesecration
- Linda: When rainbows cry