Tuesday, November 18, 2014

the things you see when you don't have a gun

The complaint used to be that Seoul didn't have much interesting going on in terms of art and architecture. I can't speak for the city's architecture, but I beg to differ when it comes to art. On one of my nightly walks, when I wasn't far from Cheonggyae Stream, I came across this stately fellow, whom I've passed by several times since:

When it's dark, it's easy to imagine the above whale, obviously undead, swimming lazily through the air as it patrols downtown Seoul, paradoxically light and heavy, like a bus floating in interstellar space. Is it a predator? Does it fight for justice? Is it on a mission of revenge, after which its bones will return to their underground repose? Only Cthulhu knows.


1 comment:

Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

That's Moby Dick, and he also has his 'great white whale' to hunt, namely, the giant squid called "Cthulhu."

Somebody should write a book . . .

Jeffery Hodges

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