Sunday, October 29, 2006

#31 - Bedtime story

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Once upon a time there was a deep green bottle which believed that its sole purpose in life was to contain Heineken beer. One day a man bought the bottle from a bar and took it to a river lime with his friends. While they cooked curry duck and dumplings and listened to loud Indian music, the man guzzled the Heineken from the green bottle ... until it was empty.
Being somewhat of a litterbug, the man tossed the bottle into the river where it hit a large stone and smashed apart. Lying there broken, the bottle believed that it had served its only purpose and would never be of use to anyone again. It was very unlikely that someone would even pick up its scattered fragments for recycling.
Over a period of time, the river washed the bits of bottle away ... that is, all except for the bottom of the bottle, which was lodged between two rocks. There it remained for a long time, gradually being smoothed to an almost flat green disc by the constantly flowing water.
One day recently I went to that river and noticed the bottom of the bottle on the river bed. I picked it up and looked through it like a filter with my camer-eye. Immediately the whole world was transformed into something beautiful.


Blogger Reeholio said...

Hi Elspeth,

Interesting scribbling!

I have added your blog to the T&T spot at A World of Bloggers. Don't forget to link back to me.

Regards, Rhys

6:08 AM  
Blogger Elspeth said...

Thanks Rhys. Tried adding W.O.B. link but you yourself must have noticed Blogger is giving trouble and often says "Error" when publishing. Will try later.

7:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lovely photo! And a great post!

11:40 AM  
Blogger Elspeth said...

Thanks, Kamsin.

2:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Liked the way you thought about how the bottle bottom lens came to be and the use to which you put it. Beauty is in the eye of the receptive beholder. Your restrained "Being somewhat of a litterbug" made me laugh.

1:15 AM  
Blogger Kathleen said...

nice to find your blog!

i love this story...
i love that even though the bottle was broken and felt very ended up polished and beautiful and helped to allow someone to see the world in a beautiful way.


9:50 AM  

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