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A picture paints a thousand words

but it doesn’t tell the whole story. 

Alec McNab

Alec McNab

I like this photo!  I think it is funny.  And for those of you who don’t know me, (I keep a low profile on this Blog) I am she with the rather large tongue! 

Whilst there is a lot going on, what is it all about? Why have I got my tongue out?  Who is the little boy and why is he pulling away from me?  Who is the women on the left – is she is colluding?  Why is she wearing velveteen trousers – or is she?  Why am I wearing a rain hat when the weather looks perfectly all right?  What time of year is it?  Why are all those people in the background all walking away from this scene?  Why are some of the flags flying in the wrong direction?  Where is this harbour?  Are we wide awake and excited or tiring out and fractious?  What is the man on the right just about to do?  What have I got in my hand and why might that be?  What are we thinking about?  How are we feeling?  Who has taken the photograph?  How did we get there?  Are we hungry or sated? 

Pictures will support your words, but by themselves they don’t say any much about the story true or otherwise.   

What would you say is going on?

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