Tuesday, August 24, 2010

dirty fingernails

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Its a lot of fun observing how a newspaper soaks up a pool of black ink, and how the letters start glistening, black against black, the pictures slowly turning a glossy black themselves, with a vague hint of the colour they had, till the whole paper is wet with ink- a rich dark bluish black. You really want to know what it would look like dried up. So you decide to dry the paper, even though its a rainy day, but its soaking wet with ink, and now theres ink on the placemats, and on the floor, and you are tempted to take the wet newspaper and wipe the entire floor with it, to see what cool patterns might come out, and so you do. Then you walk all over it, and make inky footprints all over the house, then with those inky hands, take pictures of this amazing victory against the ink. The tiled floor is a mess, and so are you. The paper eventually dries up, its still black.

Unfortunately i have no such pictures. I wish i did.
The ink however, did spill.

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