Wednesday, November 24, 2010
I had a positively bizarre experience the other day when I walked into a park where I frequently take walks, and came in through an entrance I haven't used in awhile. I started to see burned book pages strewn around a paved area where there were a couple of benches on the mulch. There were several scorched books and many fragments of pages all over the area, and the pages were from two or three different sources. I don't know the story behind why all this was there, but the page fragments had fallen in a way that begged to be photographed. I have a folder of more than a dozen of these over at Flickr, but I also chose three to put on deviantART and make them available as prints in a variety of sizes. Two of them are visible here -- one titled "Ecstasy," above, and "If You Meet the Buddha," below. A third, "A Hell of a Cat" is visible in Flickr. A bad word is dimly visible in the background on that one so I put a mature content warning on it just as a safety measure so the internet doesn't yell at me!
Below, here is another that I like a lot, I called it "Eels Swam In." I just titled these with whatever words jumped out at me on each page.
And here is a large portion of one of the burnt books. I'm curious to find out what the story behind this is but I somehow doubt I'll find out.