Saturday, December 19, 2009

What's in Your Cart?

Has everyone got all their Christmas shopping done?
Eating on the run?
Shopping cart loaded with goodies?
Or are you ready to be carted away?

Just in case you're wondering, this is a photo I took during my art school days, circa 1976, one early morning with my then soon-to-be ex boyfriend.  I can't remember how/when/where/why we got the shopping cart but there must have been some forethought to the set-up as the lad was equipped with a bowl and a porcelain spoon.  Perhaps I was thinking "Déjeuner sur l'herbe" but there was neige (yes, in Vancouver) rather than herbe and we may have just happened to stumble across a run-away cart.  (note: boy friend literally stumbling as just arriving from one of his frequent all-nighters somewhere; hence, "soon-to-be-ex".  But that particular load of history has long ago been carted off to the Useless Memories Dump, located just off Really Old Memories Lane, along with a lot of Christmas tinsel.)


  1. I didn't know your ex-boyfriend was a midget!

  2. I don't tell you everything!

  3. I'm sure there was herb regardless of snow.

  4. To be honest with you, we decided to buy this year NOTHING at all - but to spend the time, which would get lost inside the shops, together either listening to music, playing with the kid, drawing or alike.
    Please have a wonderful Sunday.

  5. Robert, that is the most brilliant, wonderful, gutsy way to approach the whole madness that has become Christmas!!! Congratulations for taking the decision to do what really matters to you and your family.

    Enjoy! Enjoy! Enjoy!

    Love to you & merry days. I'll be away for the holidays.

  6. oh good post... Looks like the ol ex-dear one is heading out of town... with nobody steering...

  7. Gwen, it was amazing just how effective one good strong push could be! Very perceptive of you about no one steering the boyfriend cart...pretty much out of control, that one!