Monday, December 28, 2009

Zen Monday: #78


Zen Monday is the day you experience the photo and give us your thoughts rather than me telling you what I think the photo's about. There's no right or wrong. It means what you think it means, or what you want it to mean.

I look for a photo worth contemplating or, failing that, something odd or silly. And I
stay out of the comments box for most of the day to avoid influencing the highly intellectual path of the (usually highly erudite) discussion.

As I post each new Zen Monday photo I add a label to last week's to identify it if necessary--if I know what it is.

19 comments:

J+P said...

Hoo, boy …

USelaine said...

umpff * weaaaauuugh Ow. That wall is higher than it looks.

Vanda said...

I like this. It's oddly beautiful; has sort of minimalistic modern art sensibilities.

Italo said...

Don't ask!

Shell Sherree said...

James Cameron was here.

Trish said...

"the damn wall jumped out and bit me, ossifer!"

"proof positive the oil companies were dipping into reserves!"

"missed it by *that* much"

"first he tried to jump the iron fence to get out of the trashcan. then he stopped and signed the wall, in case anyone wanted to know who had been there. then he tried to jump the pure white wall, and slid back into that trashcan of hell, destined to just be nothing more than a pile of goo waiting for trash pickup day"

Susan C said...

The trash is always better on the other side of the wall.

-K- said...

What a story those handprints tell.

Clifford Beshers said...

Parkour fail.

J+P said...

HA! Cliff …

Blognote said...

Sliding handprints...as if whoever could not make it to the other side...! Happy new Year to you, Petrea, and to your loved ones!

Greg Sweet said...

"Mr. Gorbachev,..."

altadenahiker said...

High handed.

marley said...

Almost made it!

Ms M said...

And despite his desperate attempts to hold onto the wall, Norbert was sucked into the trash can netherworld.

Petrea said...

Très Belle, Cliff.

I always have to google Cliff's answers. I adore the obscure.

What strikes me about this (as it seems to have struck most of you) is that it really does look like someone tried to climb or jump the wall and failed. My TV/movie mind goes right to the desperate escape attempt. And yet, there's the sidewalk, right there...

I have to take John on all future photo safaris. He's the one who spotted this.

Louis la Vache said...

This image immediately reminded «Louis» of a man who was drowning in a lake behind a dam in Texas. Trying to save himself, he literally dug his fingers right down to the bone into the concrete dam. He was alone at the time; his body and bloody stumps of fingers were found floating in the water the next day. This was many years ago, so details have been forgotten, but this was the first thing that came to mind upon seeing this image.

Tash said...

I hope it's a leftover from Halloween...looks like a scene from 'Criminal Minds'.

Petrea said...

Oh, Louis, that's awful!

It does, Tash. Yet it really could just be someone wiping their dirty hands on the white paint.