November 16, 2005

 i love my neighborhood, part two

i was in bed last night by 10pm, and lights out by 10:30.
i woke up at 7 and went for a walk... up the street to the new traffic circle decoration, and back.


this display is more abstract than the purple man, who disappeared before halloween. one of these items appears to be a dead tomato plant full of stuffed bears. the other is a long stick with blue feathers glued to it.

i have no idea what it means. but i do enjoy watching the expressions of passers-by as they slow down and try to figure it out.

also, i'm feeling much better today. i don't know whether to attribute my improved disposition to the early bedtime, the walk, or the fact that i pooped again this morning.

Posted by xta at November 16, 2005 02:20 PM | TrackBack

This kind of thing is normal in your neighborhood?

Posted by: Sarah at November 16, 2005 03:11 PM

pooping? yes, i assume so.

Posted by: christa at November 16, 2005 03:38 PM

I bet Sarah was talking about the roundabout decorations. Those we don't get here. Poop? Yes. And lots of it.

Posted by: Becky at November 16, 2005 03:48 PM

TMI 2: The Pooping.

Posted by: Joseph H. Vilas at November 16, 2005 08:38 PM

Isn't it obvious? The blue feather plume is an allegory of Bush's foreign policy and the bear/tomato plant is an existential metaphor for the futility of life, waiting in a zone where it's always passed by and never stopped at. Now I feel a little choked up.

Posted by: marianne at November 17, 2005 06:36 AM

what marianne said.

if I knew how I would make an emoticon with a poop with a line through it.

Posted by: blackbird at November 17, 2005 10:24 AM

no! the bear tree (which, i might add, also includes elephants and a turtle) and feather tree are symbols that all life, even non-living life, is embraced in our neighborhood. that is, unless it interferes with reproductive rights. which bears most certainly do not. go bears!

Posted by: elsacapuntas at November 17, 2005 12:06 PM
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