Sunday, 3 July 2011

stone #3

In the house in which I have lived for over a year, and from which I will soon be leaving, I've just noticed a lightshade that I don't remember noticing before. It is a milky glass shade with a dangling strand of cobweb, in which there is an curved energy saving bulb. The bulb is like a twisted marshmallow, but pale rather than yellow and pink. I wonder who twisted the light into this socket, and if they had to stand awkwardly while doing so; and I wonder what other unfamiliar places exist within this house - unnoticed, unexplored and uncharted.

3 comments:

Jade said...

This one sounds like a short story...lovely mysteriousness and vivid description. Your writings are always so original and interesting to read.

Barb said...

I remember your writing from the last River - your words paint a vivid scene. I think even in houses we've lived a long time (and even within ourselves) there are places "unnoticed, unexplored and uncharted."

Mark Sargeant said...

Thanks Jade and Barb for your kind comments, I'm glad you are enjoying my words.