Thursday, April 18, 2013


Want to take a stab at what we've got here?
If you checked out the title of this post, you've got a pretty good clue.
I was sitting at a table at Crema, a local coffee shop on Commercial Street, the other morning, and this contraption was hanging near my feet. The shop is in an old warehouse along the water. I like it, because even on a Sunday morning, it's open early at 7 AM.  Ok, let's get the suspense over with right now. They're weights that allow a nearby, large metal door to open and close. 
If you listen carefully, can't you just hear the faint echoes of the Band's The Weight in the distance? 
"I pulled into Nazareth, I was feelin' about half past dead..."


  1. nice colors...come by my blog, you'll see a surprise for you!

  2. The things you see . . . most people would probably overlook.
    Don't know that song . . .might have to google it . . .

  3. Oh, I googled it and I DO know the song. Just never knew the lyrics. . . nor the title . . . nor the performer(s). Duh. Great song.

  4. sounds as if you've taken a load off, birdman.

  5. The importance is to keep connected!I like this exercise of imagination...and you have clever eyes!

  6. Now that's a song I haven't heard in ages.

  7. Love that song. Also love how you find creative images in ordinary things.

  8. I'll take your cool coffee shop over an uppity Starbucks any day Bird.

  9. I love those old mechanical ways of doing things! No electricity required!

  10. I was guessing they had a nautical purpose. After you explained, I could perfectly picture their purpose for the door.

  11. Looks like some kind of weight.

  12. Oh, counterweights. I remember the song but, on the same topic, Teddy Roosevelt said the first requisite of a good citizen in this republic of ours is that he shall be able and willing to pull his own weight. SOunds like a Republican, doesn't it?

  13. Yes I like how you seem to find a story in everyday objects. At first I thought it was sliced pork sausage.

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