Friday, December 22, 2006

Juxtaposition

I love this country...

It is so full of contrasts, contradictions and confusion,
what's not to love about it?

As an example, just look at the state of nature here.

Where I work there is a tree. Its leaves have almost all fallen and only the seedpods of its former summer glory are left, waiting to be knocked down by a cooperative gust of wind.

Growing on the ground around it are snapdragons about to bloom in the cold winter sunshine.

Contradictions, negations and confusion.

And my home neighbourhood is the same...
Fairy lights shaped like the crescent moon of Islam
glitter above the doorways,

Channukah gelt in string bags sits alongside
similary stringbagged oranges

and chocolate Santa Clauses hang out together,
waiting to be put under the tree.

Talk about confused!

5 comments:

burekaboy — said...

confused in a good way. mmmm, chocolate gelt and santa's claws.

snapdragons in winter. now there's something i don't see. i forgot about snapdragons. haven't seen them in years.

aja said...

Hey BB,
Don't envy me my snapdragons... you have lily of the valley... 8^)

Paz said...

LOL! I love the contrast, too!

Paz ;-)

burekaboy — said...

feh, bubby flowers and avon perfumes.

aja said...

Hey Paz,
Thanks! I think it explains alot about how confused and confusing things are around here... But it certainly means there is lots to enjoy here!
Cheers, and warmest seasons greetings to you and your family.

Hey BB,
Diorissima... I love the smell, it is so SO. Spring and youth and carefree days and the flowers are just charming... 8^)