The latest painting has turned cranes into dinosaurs. The other night I'm sure the moon looked down in dismay at the world. And now the locked compartment under the chair in front of me has just winked.
So I'm beginning to worry about my tendency to anthropomorphise, well everything. I mean obviously houses have faces, and cars, and trees... and washing up; but surely it's not good to give all these things an opinion or viewpoint, or worse - a conscience. After all I don't need feedback from a plate wth stubborn stains from last nights Indian: I know it was an indulgence, that my choice was hardly original, that I can't be sure about the provenance of the food, and that I should lay off for a bit - I just need it clean.
Seeing new imaginary possibilities is great at times, it can lead to a new story or diversion, and a new line of thought to pick at and unravel; but too much creates a cacophony of voices that butt into a happily ordered shoal of thoughts - and some just want to service those thoughts, others are huge sharks that scatter your equilibrium. This is the more so as I not only invite myself to see faces in the world around me, but I also like to find monsters - like the one in the doors to the side of me - where warning stickers have created perfect upward fangs.
Clouds have traditionally been an excellent repository for these swirling possibilities of fantasy - something to do with the imaginary provocation of the sky, but I enjoy finding these unreal citizens in the works of the ordinary, as if hidden labour or covert spies upon a civilisation that doesn't quite understand the work it inhabits.
I take som comfort from these faces that are hidden around me though, a feeling of warmth that although we live in an increasingly survelliance driven society, these faces are mine to see, are mind to observe, and they will not pick up on hidden camera data, they will remain a part of the world that will remain idiosyncratic and mine.
Now all that is left for me to be able to sport these faces in the features of the futures.