Hey, that condensation patch in the double-glazed
unit in the bathroom window, doesn't it remind you of something?
Hmmm: let me increase the contrast for you.
Can you see what it is now?
I'm going to have to add some colour to this, aren't I?
obvious now, isn't it?
Think I'll use it as a Christmas card.
Look at certain walls dirtied with various stains or with a mixture
of different kinds of stones. If you have to invent some scene
you will be able to see in them a resemblance to various landscapes
adorned with mountains, rivers, rocks, trees, plains, wide valleys
and hills. You will also be able to see various battles and figures
in quick movements, and strange expressions on faces, and costumes,
and an infinite number of things which you can then reduce into
separate, well-conceived form. With such walls and mixtures of
different stones the same thing happens as it does with the sound
of bells, in whose pealing you may discover every name and word
that you can imagine.
Treatrise on Painting
You'll have to accept my photographic evidence for this: within
20 minutes the shape of the condensation had changed. Barbara says
that on Sunday he appeared again, but he was different; he looked
more laid back. Well, it was Sunday.
Ho! Ho! Ho!
The Eye of the Beholder
I wrote this the image has been subject to rigorous independent analysis.
My angling pal Pete Leicester (Barnton
& Frodsham A.C.) writes:
'Sorry Richard, but it obviously isn't Santa. It's too early for him
to be out and about and anyway and it's quite apparent that he is one
of the seven dwarves about to undertake some paintings!
'See the optician urgently!'
He includes this evidence to support his theory that 'Santa' is really
one of Snow White's dwarves.
Richard Bell, firstname.lastname@example.org