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The long dark teatime of the soul

By Ericsamson
A young Arthur Dent learns very early on that not only is life nasty, brutish and short but is, moreover, a daily excursion into sorrow and disappointment. The absurdist sculptor, Enrico Samsonite - a tormented artist with any amount of baggage, has poignantly captured the moment at which the clearly distressed infant has not only dropped his 'Mr Whippy' * but has also been confronted by the horror that is a Sunday afternoon and 'the long dark teatime of the soul.'

With apologies and gratitude to Douglas Adams and the cavalcade of glorious silliness that is 'The Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy' along with all the succeeding books as well as to John, Baron Digby of Sherborne and Earl of Bristol who departed this life in 1698 and from whose magnificent tomb in Sherborne Abbey this detail is taken.

*It is, perhaps, worth clarifying that this refers to a soft ice cream topping of a wafer cornet and not anything remotely salacious. 🥴

With thanks for the very kind responses to 'Sherborne Shadows 2' and in particular to Lin and Carole for their much appreciated awards. PMs to follow.

All the best for the week ahead, G. 🙂

Tags: Tomb Dorset Monument 42 Sherborne Sherborne abbey Silly Sunday Humour and fun Douglas adams Arthur Dent

Voters: rontear, simmo73, nellacphoto and 27 more



17 Oct 2021 4:19PM
Be yourself, everyone else is taken(Oscar wilde) Well there is only one Ericsamson and that's a benefit to all the mad people in this world. Another wonderful piece of nonsense Graham!
17 Oct 2021 4:48PM
The wonderful, OR slightly worrying, thing is that I understand ever word SadSadSadWinkWinkWinkWinkWinkWinkWink
Chinga Plus
12 123 3 United Kingdom
17 Oct 2021 4:54PM
Excellent image and subject... Beautiful...
Isabel GrinGrin
leo_nid 6 12
17 Oct 2021 5:01PM
a moment comes when his brain says: Stop crying, we're going to pee now !
mistere Plus
9 29 7 England
17 Oct 2021 6:03PM
“Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so.” Not sure if the same applies to Teatime....Smile
Don't forget your towel..
17 Oct 2021 9:15PM

Quote:The wonderful, OR slightly worrying, thing is that I understand ever word

What a relief ....... damned if I do! 🥴 Explanations, interpretations and illuminations always welcome.

Quote:Don't forget your towel..

Desperately clutching the same!!! 😀
18 Oct 2021 8:26AM
Thanks for the humour along with this well taken image, Graham.
Oh, and thanks for all the fish.

John Smile
saltireblue Plus
13 14.0k 86 Norway
18 Oct 2021 8:42AM
That moment when you share the showers in the tiddlywink clubhouse for the first time, and realise that perhaps size is going to matter after all...
bluesandtwos 13 544 1 England
18 Oct 2021 9:24AM
Little 'Chubby Charlie' was unhappy with both life and with those he once trusted. Don't worry they said ( Pah ! ), as you get older the mole under your right eye will diminish and the magnitude of your man parts will improve....they lied !

Ten years of being stood in this corner and the only times people remarked 'look at the size of that one' they were pointing at his mole.

Nice one Sir G ! Smile So many comments could accompany this little ( and it really is little, poor chap) gem, but alas no time, no time.!Sad

TrevBatWCC Plus
14 13 19 England
18 Oct 2021 11:10AM
A wonderful sculpture, even if the subject needed to have a cry whilst posing... 😃 Great capture too, Graham 👍
Trev 😀
18 Oct 2021 9:23PM
Excellent sculpture a delight to see...Lin

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