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Safety in Numbers

“There’s safety in numbers,” he said to me, but I don’t think he really meant it. If he had, why would he be sitting on a bench in the deserted street at midnight, left foot tucked up under him in an ungainly parody of the stumpy wood duck at the park?

I don’t think the old man in the supermarket believes it either, walking around absentmindedly, oblivious to his gaping fly. He’ll buy the two packets of chips for two dollars, and feed five hundred calories to the appetite that demanded two hundred and fifty.

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The mind wanders, at night.

Featured in The Breakfast Club.

Photography for me is a way of trying to make sense of the world, or at least to slow down and look at things a little more closely.

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  • IndraniYah
    IndraniYahover 2 years ago

    love it!

  • thanks for reading Sylwia :)

    – Georgie Hart

  • nadine henley
    nadine henleyover 2 years ago

    an intriguing piece, G! love the way the numbers come into the 2nd para literally.

    and brilliant comparison with the duck!

  • very glad you think so n, thank you!

    – Georgie Hart

  • Meg Hart
    Meg Hartover 2 years ago

    What were you doing sitting on a bench with a stranger at midnight??!!
    Nice little musings G. :)

  • There was a bloke on a bench in Puckle Street late one evening…
    I walked by…
    we didn’t speak.
    Composed this in my head on the way home.

    – Georgie Hart

  • Rhoufi
    Rhoufiover 2 years ago

    Love your play on numbers Georgie, ans so much story in one fleeting pass by a stranger. Wonderful :-)

  • Thanks R, late night shopping can really get the imagination going.

    – Georgie Hart

  • ThePalette
    ThePaletteover 2 years ago

    love it!

  • Thank you!

    – Georgie Hart

  • ThePalette
    ThePaletteover 2 years ago

  • I’m honoured Sylwia, thanks so much! :D

    – Georgie Hart

  • ThePalette
    ThePaletteabout 2 years ago



  • Wow that’s brilliant, thanks so much!! :D

    – Georgie Hart

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    – Georgie Hart

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