Monday, May 30, 2011

Narcissus


I found this fabulous chrome pillar – stay with me people – outside my apartment building last week. Yes, pillar; as in holding the building up… or simply looking elegant, I’m not sure. Or maybe it was placed there just for me…

As I ran past I thought, ‘who is that gorgeous, slender creature?’ I stopped and walked back to gaze into the chrome mirror. Gosh it was me twenty years ago. Just kidding; we'd have to go back a LOT further than that! I was never that skinny. But I looked and looked, just like Narcissus. I even took a photo for you lot.

And then I remembered where I was going: to the 7/11 for a snack.

Sigh.

The irony wasn’t lost on me.

6 comments:

sheepish said...

Please send me that pillar I am only 5ft 1in and would love to be tall and skinny. Or just skinny would do!!! Now back to my Kindle!!!!

Chris Stovell said...

I've only got two inches on Sheepish, so I'll line up too. I still think you're being modest though!

Debs Carr said...

I could do with having one of those pillars to look on my way out of the house.

Jenny Beattie said...

Sheepish, NO I NEED IT.

Chris, no, I'm not being modest, honest.

Debs, I think all women should have one.

Flowerpot said...

Great picture JJ!

Bernadette said...

I was going to ask for the pillar too, but I can see that there's a queue. Anyway, I wouldn't really want a whole building to fall down just so I could look thin. Would I?