Wednesday, October 13, 2010

The Tale of Two Pigeons and an ADHD Adult

Stormy Distraction

I was supposed to pick up the Chinese medicine for the Goblin's seizures, but they had closed early. Instead of rushing home, I let myself become distracted with my new toy camera app, Plastic Bullet. There was a canal with embankments, a rusty fence, and run down elements galore. I got busy. Then suddenly I noticed two pigeons flapping around. They came to rest on a nearby billboard and I thought, "Wouldn't that make for a great shot if I could catch them in flight?"

So I waited with camera poised.

And I waited.

And I waited.

The previously energetic pigeons had apparently tuckered themselves out. Even with an approaching storm, I waited patiently, but they moved not an inch, never mind performed for me. Eventually, I became bored and suddenly remembered I had other things to do. Fortunately, I have their rebellious rumps immortalized in this photograph to help me remember how much time I can spill on a whim.
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