GLACIER MINTS & THE HUMAN MICROSCOPE
A photo I took last year called ‘No Parking’
I’m on thin ice with this. I’m only posting it because what happened made me laugh at the time. It concerns my father who also blogs on WP, hence the ‘thin ice’.
A while back the old man damaged his left eye. He never got it checked out. It wasn’t getting any better so finally he had it looked at. Aside from anything else they told him he needed new distance and reading glasses. He had a problem with the new readers. I did notice the lenses were seriously thick. That prompted me to say, “You must have fantastic eyesight to see through those’. After pointing out that my line wasn’t original he added, “I suppose they do look like they’ve been made out of Foxes Glacier Mints.”
So, I bump into him just as he’s about to walk down town to the optician to complain about the new readers. I said I’d give him a lift. He’s not good in shops. When we get there the girl on the counter asks him what the problem is. At this point I need to add that his attempts at dry wit is usually lost on people who don’t know him. Anyway, he tells her that the reading glasses only work at a distance of “exactly half of one inch” from his face to the extent that although the words he sees are crystal clear “like words have never been so crystal clear before” he can’t read his newspaper because his nose gets in the way and – this is as close as I can get to word for word – “Do you realize these wretched spectacles transform me into a human microscope and by way of an additional nonessential supernatural power, I can now see the fine detail of molecules and bacteria? My only worth in life is to travel to Salisbury and utilize my newfound powers helping out the security services discover minute fragments of the alleged Russian nerve agent.” She looks blank as in ‘what the f**k is he on about’ as she’s hasn’t a clue, so she just says, “You what?” That’s when I burst out laughing and she gives me the evils thinking I’m laughing at her. I should have explained I was laughing at him but thought that that would only make it more complicated than it was.
Time for some music. ‘A Tale Still in The Telling’ (demo version, slower, weirder than the original but one where I gave the electric guitar an outing) from a while back. Hope you like it;
TALE STILL IN THE TELLING – the lyric
I’m a tale still in the telling
Your book, your book is almost read
My journey isn’t over yet
You think, you think that you’re ahead
All there is, is what you see
You’ve got, you’ve got nothing to explore
You watch, you watch your world pass you by
Never thinking there could be more
You’ll never count the stars
Fly a spaceship to Mars
But I’m going to make it all the way
I’m a tale still in the telling
I’m leaving you for dead
If you feel like buying some new music my Dream Rescuer and Rainbows End albums can be purchased via the links below;
‘Take Still in The Telling’ Copyright © 2012 & Copyright © 2017 the photo, both Zoolon Audio. All rights reserved. Unauthorized copying, reproduction, hiring, lending, public performance and broadcasting prohibited.