My forte and foible

“I told you they’d look!” “Let them!” “But… they will… SEE!” it whispers.  “See what?” “See us!” it starts to sound like Gollum in Lord of the Rings. “And?” “And then they’ll be cruel and think we’re ridiculous and they’ll hurt us!” (Yes, definitely Gollum. Where did this come from?)  “They can’t hurt us, Gollum.”…

Exhorted to the limelight – by a hat…

After the uncharacteristically warm days, I woke up to a cloudy, wet morning. Still not particularly cold but the undecisiveness of the weather called for a more cautious choice of clothes. I don’t own an umbrella and didn’t feel like wearing a hooded coat since it was still quite warm so I had just the…