By Andy Weddington
Saturday, 15 October 2011
"Pardon me, space, is this shape taken? Pardon me, shape, is this space taken?"
From 'On "SEEING" & Painting'
A handful of emails have rolled in recently suggesting another simple word play Commentary.
Just back from a week of fly fishing (for tiger muskie and trout) with my brother, I had time to think about that request. Wading forty degree waters casting for trout is good for the soul, and it clears the mind. It must be the countryside--the wide-open space.
The word "space" came to mind while wading.
So, to satisfy the askers, a little mindless word play...
save a space
plenty of space
lost in space
and, 'scape'--an anagram of space--a fitting end.
Yes, we caught tiger muskies and plenty of trout--rainbows and browns. I bested my brother as to tiger muskies. He clobbered me on the trout. There's always next year.