Sunday, September 25, 2016

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Posted Sunday September 25

For Sunday Photo Fiction where our  picture prompt features a border of beautiful narcissus blooms.









Some people are born narcissistic, others achieve it! Me? I tend to keep myself to myself. I don’t like to boast about my achievements.

How many people can claim to have climbed Everest un-accompanied? Not many of you I guess. And I’d bet none of you have swum the English Channel, then straight-away walked up a French beach and eaten a dish of frog‘s legs! If I asked you to recite a Shakespeare soliloquy backwards could you do it?

Right, let’s make it easier. Hands up all those who can bite their nails? Not finger nails – toe nails. Can you belch the national anthem or produce a rabbit from a hat?

Well I have to admit that I’ve never climbed a mountain – walking upstairs requires a half-way rest! As for swimming the channel, err, no. I‘ve eaten frog’s legs on a French beach though, and I love ‘em, but not dripping wet whilst wearing  speedos and covered in goose fat! And I have trouble reading Shakespeare forwards!


But the toe nails, the musical burping and magic tricks? Well, actually I can’t do those either.


So what I’m saying is, I couldn’t be a narcissist even if I wanted to.


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16 comments:

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    1. A little 'off-piste' but it was the first thing that came to mind!

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  2. I love your take on this, Keith :)

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  3. Brilliantly done :-) I absolutely loved it!

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  4. Hi Keith - clever ... me neither ... I quietly disappear if I can. I'd like to brag I have done some of those things .. but can't or don't ... only the frogs' legs and they're good - haven't had any for years. Cheers Hilary

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    1. I feel some snails coming on! Thanks Hilary

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  5. Of all those things I can say I've read some Shakespeare. I don't think I'd care for frogs legs. They might taste okay but the idea doesn't appeal to me somehow. Humorous story. :) --- Suzanne

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    1. Last time I had frogs legs they kept hopping off the plate! Snails are much easier to grab! Thanks Suzanne

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  6. To be narcissistic is to be looking inwards blind to what is happening around us. Perhaps one gets left behind just basking on one's own importance while change bring progress around us but not affecting us. You thought right Keith!

    Hank

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  7. I'm thinking that some of those "talents" you are just as well off to do without! :-)

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  8. I knew a lovely young man who could quite impressively and most disgustingly bite his toenails. What a visual. Thank you for the memory!

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