Thursday 21 April 2011: Unanswerable Questions
'Hmmm...that looks an interesting Blip for today' I was thinking...'click' goes the shutter.
'Excuse me' came a voice drifting over the gunwale..
'Eh?' says I...
'Excuse me' the voice says again as a head peaks up from inside the boat....'what are you taking the picture for?'
Well, that was me stumped. What exactly was I taking the picture for....I just didn't know. Self-aggrandisement? a misplaced sense of artistic aspiration? a simple desire to entertain my fellow blippers? A compulsive urge to take a photo every day no matter what? Panic....I really didn't know....so not wishing to appear foolish I desperately grasped at the answer I had given before....'I'm taking it for myself??'
'Oh' came the puzzled response as the head disappeared back beneath the gunwale.
Thus I was left with a whole series of unanswered questions of my own:
'Do you need a push?'
'Why not put it straight in the water like the other one?'
'What are you hiding from....the tide?'
'Shouldn't you grease that slipway a bit?'
'Why do I keep photographing boats?'
It's a strange thing blipping....it keeps messing with your mind in a most peculiar way.