Thursday, 28 February 2013

Magic lamposts

Magic lamposts?
I said I would come back to the lampposts.As you no doubt know lampposts are on timers set to turn them on or off. That is the prosaic truth.  I prefer the feeling of being magic. As the mornings get lighter the clocks adjusted the timers are switching the lampposts off at the same time I am walking to work. I don't know if the timers are set manually but they do not all go off at once but in sequence.

If I time it just right and walk at a brisk pace I can be Dumbledore making each lamppost go out just as I reach it. What can I say it amuses me.
A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men
(Roadl Dahl, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory)