Friday, June 5, 2009

Yellow Slipper in the Street

Moseying along the Spintex Road, past the bumpy link called Flower Pot, I gained on a banana-coloured flip-flop poised on the cusp of the street. Street vendors huddled together in market-conversation on the dusty shoulder, as other observers eyed the separated Siamese (the slipper) as if it was a shrine, or the magical mules of a saint. An excited ambulance had just jetted past five minutes earlier. I think that a car had scythed the lone yellow slipper from its twin and their wearer.

19 comments:

  1. lol this particular type of post you do, I have a hunch they are usually on Fridays? I always have to read through a couple of times to make sure I get it.

    But this one is great. You have this amazing ability to capture a split second, stop time and make the moment be remembered for ever. You paint such vivid pictures, not only of the slippers, but the whole surroundings, the people around and their various thoughts. I loved how you name the slippers Siamese Twins. You have an amazing ability to connect dots, disintegrate them, analyze and paint art with words.

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  2. BTW I have tried to hit you up on the chat several times but it doesn't seem to be working.

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  3. Thanks for the praise, Ada. And the chat thingie works, but I was away at court. Sorry. We can try again when you get this. :)

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  4. I'm still trying to think of a way to convey how I feel about this post without sounding exaggerated...let's just say I liked it a lot; it was short yet very vivid and effective without going over the top. Sheer poetry

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  5. making trouble as usual...banana-colored is green or yellow?

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  6. Esi, I've seen banana come in Yellow, Green and some reddish hue, even!

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  7. an excited ambulance?...no zoomlion around by then?

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  8. Oh Naa, a rubbish truck to take an injured person to the hospital?

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  9. Timeless, my friend, thou art!

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  10. oh no!
    sad!

    life is just not fair sometimes.

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  11. Everyday scene from Ghana. But why the bracket including "the slipper" - we got it anyways... Liked the expression "dusty shoulder".

    Have a nice weekend!

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  12. Nana Yaw, this is funny and sad at the same time.

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  13. Yes, Novisi, Life's not fair.

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  14. Dear Kajsa,

    I thought the idea was becoming complex or something like that. So, I put 'the slipper' in parentheses so that there was no risk of not being understood. Great that you got it anyways. :-)

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  15. It's funny in some place, really, Nana Kofi?

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  16. Like this blog.Loved the post.But I don't understand the meaning of the verb 'moseying'
    U're cool anyway.

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  17. Thank you, Severus Snape (hmm, that name!) I will check out your blog too.

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