Friday, 8 October 2010
king st, blogtoberfest
I walked up to Newtown today to get bread to take out tomorrow. I was wondering what to write about for Blogtoberfest today.
I walked down King Street which is like a little world in itself, although the council has cleaned up a good deal of it in the last few years. There are all types. The fellow outside Newtown Mission which serves free lunches several times a week. He had long dreadlocks, almost to his ankles, coloured in different rainbow colours. Then there are the young girls in skirts which cover no more than they should as my mother would have said. Skimpy tops and a feathers scarf. Lots of dogs and their owners. Students, very old people, some street people who sleep on the streets. Gone is the man who used to lie outside the hardware shop with his fly undone and everything exposed. No one seems to know anything about him.
Newtown is a very political place, much of it extremely leftwing. The Greens are conservatives when compared to some of the posters I see.
The little bit of writing in the bottom left corner is hard to read. It refers to the story of Joseph, of the coat of many colours fame. Joseph was a dreamer. His dreams told of his supremacy over his brothers who hated him and tried to dispose of him because of the dreams. The writing says in a modern translation,Here comes this dreamer. Come now let us kill him and throw him into one of the pits; we shall say a wild animal has devoured him and we shall see what becomes of his dreams. (Genesis 37:19-20)