Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Double Speak

While on a narrow back street in the heart of 21st Century Rome I turn to the click and knock of steel bound wooden wheels rolling slowly over the cobble stones, and the accompanying clip clop and squeak of an approaching horse drawn carriage. A sole passenger seated comfortably in the back, dressed for business in suit and tie, bobs his head occupied on a cell phone. The carriage driver leans forward with one hand holding the reins, his lips moving. Not speaking comfort or encouragement to his animal, his other hand holds a cell phone to his ear.

1 comment:

Marja said...

Hi Jack Enjoyed this piece of writing I can see and hear the scene right in front of me. Yes cellphones go with everything.Somebody who visited dharamsala where the Dalai lama lives, told me that the monks there even carry around cell phones.