Great Mearle

Great Mearle

I’m pretty sure he called you

Great Mearle.

Has he had the flask out?


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Stink and Drink

Stink and Drink

we did a stink and drink, which wasn’t so bad. we

got to sleep in a dome with the Bald Man. we sat

around a fire. we cooked food and we ate it. and if

we needed to pee we just peed.  and if we needed to stink

we just stank. sometimes the people thought

there might be bears in the dark. I guarantee you

there were not bears in the dark. because I bark for plenty

of things in the night. I feel like I  would bark for bears. I

feel like bears are something I would bark for.

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More Photos Camp Photos Here


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Knots

Knots

We did this camping business one other time. Before you were born.

He said it would be fun.

Listen to me: I have never been more terrified.

It seems we will be doing it again tonight and…

I don’t understand it.

I don’t understand the why of it.

Just when the stomach knots had loosened.

Just when the shit had stopped running liquid.


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Aslant

Aslant

we are all aslant. off-center.

awry: our stomachs, off. they

pitch agitation from being

apart. from missing the Bald Man.

and so when we shit, we shit rivers.

my nose is chafed. my breath is dark and foul and

wrong. still, we remember ourselves enough.

to check the shed. to smell

the spots. to taste the ball and

to think it good.


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Parliament Hydrant

Parliament Hydrant

Just take a picture of the sign, Harold.

This guy seems like he knows what he’s doing.

It must be significant.


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Hydrant with Booth

Hydrant with Booth

From London Fire Brigade site:

“The two numbers on the plate show the size of the water main and the approximate distance of the hydrant. In addition to marker plates, all hydrants are displayed on a computer in the cab of every London fire engine so that the nearest hydrant can be located while the crew are on route to a fire call.”

This sign, near Westminster Abbey, is still in imperial measurements and therefore is probably older than 1975, when they started changing signs to metric. If this were a metric sign the top number would be much larger since it would represent millimeters and not inches.

I’ve seen a couple of older signs that seem to have a “D” coming out of the right vertical bar of the “H.”

I don’t know what it means.

I don’t know what it means.


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Westminster Abbey Hydrant: Sky

Westminster Abbey Hydrant: Sky

About 6:45 pm. Not so many people about, especially here at the back end of the Abbey. There were two cops at one of the gates of Parliament just across the street. Me cross-legged on the sidewalk.


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