Wednesday, March 9, 2011

What I Saw (March 8, 2011)

There she is again.


The river was almost high enough to park this boat on the grass.

No really - it was high.  Almost to the top of the boat ramp.

Intrepid photographer

Gone fishin'

It's those guys from the church steps.  
I've seen them going up the tracks lately 
around this time - mid- to late afternoon. 
They go past the old bridge, past the creek, 
and into the woods/weeds.



SLC said...

hmmmm, 1. can't figure out your fascination with Missy (Rita the Meter Maid as you so rudely put it)
2. come out from under your protective cover and confess who you are and what your goal(s) are
3. perhaps your time would be better spent showcasing the finer points of columbia and those who actually live here
4.could you please move along to another town to ridicule and find others to find fault with.

Cole said...

OK, I'll reply point by point.
1. There's no fascination, just observation. As for the "Rita Meter Maid" moniker, I borrowed it from the Lennon/McCartney song "Lovely Rita Meter Maid." I don't think the appellation is rude at all, because The Beatles sing quite favorably of Rita. 
My only issue with our meter maid is that she hands out traffic tickets on one hand, but commits a traffic violation (albeit a minor one) by blocking the freakin' road while she's talking to an acquaintance.  OK, she was off-duty, but still . . . 
Then again, that's a Columbia tradition, along with double parking when there are parking spaces available. But I digress. . .
2. Can't do it. And why should I? What does it matter? My secret identity allows me to operate unfettered and unencumbered. Like Batman, I'm an agent of stealth, who is virtually invisible to others.  My purpose is merely to portray the town I live in, grew up in, and was born in, as truthfully as possible, warts and all.  Sometimes the truth is beautiful.  Sometimes it is hard and ugly. (Think Ann Coulter.).
I look for obvious beauty but also search for beauty in the mundane.
3. I do that.  I'm one of those people who actually live here.
4. Sorry, I don't accept the premise of your statement, in that I don't believe I ridicule people.  As a matter of fact, I've been fairly gentle and objective. As for finding fault - yes, if the fault is there, I try to find it, and reveal it to others. 
As for moving along to another town to "ridicule," do you mean in addition to - or instead of - this one? I grew up here, so this is my town, too.  Why should I leave now?
Anyway, thanks for commenting, and thank you for reading my blog.

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