travelling without moving

Travelling without moving

I took this photo this evening of the kid’s carousel at the Galway Christmas Market.

I like the manic energy and colour of the piece, yet the static figure watches the chaos tranquilly.

And there’s a creepy quality to the kid’s face blurred in excitement (or perhaps demon possession!). That works for me.

I’m amused by the ‘Crazy Bus’. I think I’ve been in that vehicle a couple of times, maybe even driven it.

It’s a weird and wonderful world we live in.

The title of the post and picture, Travelling Without Moving, is the title of Jamiroquai’s third album, and one of the tracks on it. The words popped into my mind when I saw the image.*

Yeah yeah.

* I forgot to add that travelling without moving was first used in Frank Herbert’s Dune series to describe how the Spacing Guild Navigators fold space to move heighliner spaceships instantaneously across vast distances.