How…?

July 19, 2010 § 5 Comments

This is one of the spotlights that, after sundown, illuminates the National Treasury Building in WDC (inset below).


I would like to know how that feather got wedged or driven into the spotlight casing like that?
No, it wasn’t put there by hand; it’s a fenced off area.

The wind did it? Or, a pigeon stopped there to warm himself by the light (in spite of the 100 degree weather) and got his wing stuck in the spotlight?
Stuff of a story?  Maybe.

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§ 5 Responses to How…?

  • ds says:

    They called it Macaroni…

    Definite story material. Go for it!

  • jeanie says:

    Fenced off — so they may think! Someone must be able to get in! A practical jokester? The good humour man? You decide and tell us!

  • Jeannine says:

    Ha! You do have a writer’s mind. If it was an Agatha Christie or a Dorothy L Sayers it would be a clue. But a red herring of course.

    For some very bizarre reason, feathers bring erotica to mind – a modern Story of O(h). . .

  • shoreacres says:

    Nope – I’m not buying it. That feather was put there by a human hand.

    Of course, that doesn’t mean there’s no story. What sort of person, after all, would hop a fence on federal property to place a feather like a question mark for all to see?
    Surely it’s a sign, a signal, an affirmation to the contact lurking just across the reflecting pool that the parcel has been delivered, that all is in readiness and he can……

  • […] worthy of a story, perhaps.  Like Shoreacres in her comment two posts ago, I have given up on the feather jammed into one of the spotlights that shines on the US Treasury building. Yes, surely someone encroached on the wee bit of perfect federal lawn to jam the feather […]

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