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Saturday, 29 January 2005
The boy who likes to say YES


This is an apple tree, in the Smisby churchyard.  I have been taking quite a few night photographs lately. There are several things one can do. In this photo I didn’t take a torch with me, and as there is no lighting my challenge was to find something that would present an interesting composition when illuminated by the flash.  The unpruned branches of this tree contrast with the neat branches of the trees in Place de la Republique in Strasbourg, see here and here.  I also wonder at the significance of an apple tree in a church graveyard: did start with a woman and an apple? (In the bible I think it talks about the fruit of the tree of knowledge, but an apple is often used as a metaphor for this metaphor).

I find that I listen to the radio quite while travelling in my car, and over the internet, but never at home. One morning last year I heard an (unintentionally) funny interview (called The boy who likes to say YES). Apparently this is actually an example of interviewer panic: the interviewer was nervous and kept asking the wrong kind of question to the seven year old boy.  (Questions should generally be open-ended rather than closed).

Posted by bigblue on 29/01/2005 at 11:00 PM
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