Saturday, 12 April 2014

King of Objet D'art.


Yesterday, I saw the world’s most confident statue on sale in Garden House Hospice.


Look at him standing proud amongst the bric-a-brac. It’s like he owns the shelf. He wears the expression of an ornament that thinks he won’t be without a home for long.

He is the master of all he surveys; the dead men’s shoes, the non-prescription glasses, the VHS; everything. He is the King of Objet D’art. You could buy him, but you’d never, ever own him.

The staff probably didn’t even put him on display; he scaled that cabinet by himself.

Despite his obvious bravado, I’m suspicious. Surely he can't be that self-confident. He wound up in a charity shop. He may once have had pride of place on somebody’s mantelpiece, but he doesn’t anymore.

Perhaps he made a personal bid for freedom. He probably felt infinitely superior to everything in the household.  

Arrogant little tit.

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