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26 November 2006 @ 10:00 pm
...for a camel-groomer  
Sunday appears to be extra festive, at the QV market: as we passed through this morning we saw an inflatable castle and a pair of camels being groomed. I got a picture of the animals with skyscrapers in the background while an American couple passed behind me; "at least they're not as stinky as the ones in Israel," one of them observed. I gave a flower to the man with the animal brush who looked slightly confused until I said "nice camels."
 
 
 
bootie_17 on November 27th, 2006 03:56 pm (UTC)
I would really like to try doing something like this here in America... I am sure you have inspired many to do so already...

I just don't know how to go about it - I don't have money to buy flowers everyday, maybe I could pick them :-) There are a lot of flowers here on campus but I'm not sure if I am allowed to just take what I want...

I love strangers and talking to strangers but I worry that perhaps Americans will react differently not because all of us are the same but just the society we have is not as open... but something tells me if I try I will get good results, and everyone will be pleasantly surprised...

Have you come across any odd people in doing this? I am sure if I told my mother I wanted to go around giving flowers to people she'd remind me of some risks that go along with talking to strangers... "Never take candy from strangers" I wonder if anyone would be scared of me - "Never take flowers from strangers!" HAHA!

WOW what a novel... but this is how much you inspire me...

Thanks
thiel on November 29th, 2006 12:12 am (UTC)
I come upon lots of odd people, doing this. But then again I like odd people. I've tried it in America, too, and found that it was rather easier than everyone seems to expect. I'd be so impressed if you gave it a go, even (especially!) with the cheapiest, silliest flowers you can find.

Thanks for writing this long message, anyway - I'm very pleased to hear that you're enjoying what I do, here, and that you're thinking about it so deeply.

xx