RDP Saturday: Luminescence

The lamp looks quite harmless. It is in our living room in the apartment. You switch it on when it begins to get too dark and switch it off when you retire to bed. Simple really, but I think this lamp is possessed.

Every evening at approximately 7.00 p.m. it begins to flicker. Not just flicker but on an off constantly for about two minutes. I know that two minutes is a short time, but when you have on and off all the time it seems quite a long time. Dark-light-dark-light and we do not know why. Of course this is only during the Winter months. Otherwise during the Summer it begins around 9.00 pm. due to daylight saving time with a two hour difference. The lamp waits for it to get dark enough to be switched on.

Is there a genie in the lamp? Is it cursed? Did something happen in our apartment at this time once to cause this reaction? As far as we know no-one has ever been mudered, or disappeared. We just watch it happen every evening. The electric bulb has never been replaced, it has never exploded. We are keeping an eye on it and waiting for the evening when it does not happen. Although perhaps that would not be so good. Perhaps it has to happen to keep the spirits happy.

RDP Saturday: Luminescence

RDP Saturday: Diversity

I always pass this house on my way to town and often something like this at the entrance. I think it is a good idea. If you have objects no longer needed, in this case books, just put them in a basket with a label saying free. I always stop and have a look This time he was clearing out the books, probably from his grandchildren. I had a quick look and was tempted by the book about making things, the one with the green cover, but I wheeled on. I hope someone finds something they need.

RDP Saturday: Diversity

RDP Saturday: Strange

You see some strange objects when in town. Just this afternoon I was in town with my scooter. I had a purchase to make in a special store and as I had enough time I decided to take the route along the river.

And then I saw the shoes: no feet, no humans, just shoes and not even matching pairs. Some were for the right foot and some for the left and in various colours. They lead to a door which was closed.They were very nice shoes, leather and fashionable. If I was still a walker I might have removed a pair to wear, but that was the problem. There were no pairs. Perhaps it was someone with only one foot that left the shoes, although as sometimes the right shoe, and sometimes the left shoe was missing, only footless humans could be involved.

I decided to go home, keeping an eye open for someone searching for a missing shoe.

RDP Saturday: Strange

RDP Saturday: Darkness

I was reminded of a film from 1967 where Audrey Hepburn played the role of a blind woman. Somehow she unknowingly had a doll stuffed with drugs and the the showdown was at the end of the film where the gangsters broke into her appartment (she was alone at home) for the drugs. She could cope with darkness through her other senses but the crooks could not. I remember the closing scene where where she plunged her home completely in darkness, breaking all the lights to keep ahead. I found this trailer showing part of the film.

It was many years ago, but the scene quite impressed me at the time.

RDP Saturday: Darkness