Crumbs From the Corner: Adventures in Woolgathering

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Boy With a Book



At the entrance to the city library, perpetually perched on the edge of a timber bench, there sits a little boy all made of bronze. Clutching an open book in one age-worn left hand, crouched in a posture familiar to all readers, engrossed as he is in the upturned page, the statue is the epitome of books and the endless stream of adventures to be found inside them.
I must confess, however, that his right hand vexes me: he grips a bronze hamburger, out of which he has taken a single bite.
I stride past the bronze fellow and his book almost daily; and I yearn, every time, to replace the troublesome hamburger with either a delicious, nutritious bronze sandwich or a shiny bronze apple.

3 comments:

Molly said...

I agree. An apple would be a lot more appropriate. Not to mention tastier!

Pauline said...

I'd be perpetually hungry if I was watching that boy!

TheElementary said...

Molly, it just gives me a shock every time! Maybe I should put a real apple there and see what happens.

Pauline, actually, it does look like a good hamburger. Just out of place ;)

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