zondag 17 januari 2010


Well; it was Art’s birthday and I didn’t go to the party... didn’t feel like exhibiting my toothless grin and shrugging with hollow laughter... but I did have fun: By way of celebration I went and bought a box of pralines from an International Chocolate Consortium (ICC) and went & sat on a public bench outside the former Royal Palace in downtown Antwerp... sucking on dark chocolate while tossing out the white chocolate ( never understood that concept) for the birds...They’ve been having a tough winter & could use some fat. Meanwhile the demise of a friend and the earthquake on the news lingered in my head as I watched the passers by – and thought of Filliou’s consideration for the unsmiling Metro passengers back in 1963 – and still with all the consumer goods surrounding them I don’t see much improvement today.

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