The Old Masters – re-interpreted 13

Are the Old Masters trying to get back at me from the grave? Has good Monet been paid to have a Degas plunged into my back? Could there be something mysteriously significant about this, the 13th post, and my being laid low by the dreaded Lurgi? And did you switch off the iron before you left home?

I’m not a triskaidekaphobic (having a fear of the number 13 – see, it is possible to learn something from reading questionable blogs. If you already knew that – I’m sorry. Keep trying). Nor am I superstitious – although thirteen sweaty blokes in a single bed will probably be unlucky – but mainly for the bed. So I shall continue, dear reader, to sully the intentions of those noble painters and sculptors with alternative interpretations of their fine works.

Herewith, then; number 13

THE CORNER OF THE ROOF - YOU IDIOT!!! Proverbs 21:9 says "It's better to live on the Corner Of The Roof than in a house with a contentious wife". Can't you get ANYTHING right? And why it has to be ME who always has to tell you these things is beyond me. I don't slave away entertaining my friends, only to have you untidy the villa's steps......

THE CORNER OF THE ROOF – YOU IDIOT!!! Proverbs 21:9 says “It’s better to live on the Corner Of The Roof than in a house with a contentious wife”. Can’t you get ANYTHING right? And why it has to be ME who always has to tell you these things is beyond me. I don’t slave away entertaining my friends, only to have you untidy the villa’s steps……

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Despite the banality of the name, FFC has led an intensely varied life. Grateful for surviving almost three years as a 'troepie' (soldier for non-South African Readers) in the Angolan war, he determined to wring as much out of life as possible. Currently providing Business Analysis services, trading on the stock market and developing web pages to pay the bills, FFC also dabbles in wildlife, landscape and people photography, writing, and far too many interests for his own good. He has also travelled extensively in southern Africa (working on the sound theory that a moving target is more dificult to hit). These peregrinations also include over 1500kms on foot through some of the worlds most spectacular scenery. It hasn't all been plain sailing, beer and skittles, and endless beds of roses... Chief amongst the prerequisites for surviving Africa, with its mind-bending characteristics, is an appropriate sense of humour.... So, for now, he will be recounting the amusing among the annoying, the frustrating wrapped in the funny and extracting the mirth from the melancholy... Oh yes, there might be some alliteration too.
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2 Responses to The Old Masters – re-interpreted 13

  1. Little Jeem says:

    She sounds like a real pain in Degas.

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