Badly drawn Roy would have ended in tears for Holbein….

Through the drawn curtains it was clear that dawn had drawn to a close some time ago. Drawing a deep breath, I drew back the duvet, fell out of bed and, drawing on what little remained of my heavily overdrawn will power, I drew myself up to my full 5″ !0″ 9″ 8″….whatever, with the full intention of drawing a bath. Drawing water is never easy which is why I opted to draw a bath. Clean draws were in the drawer which I instinctively drew on to avoid drawing eternal shame on the family as a dirty drawed corpse should I unexpectedly be drawn to an early appointment in Samarra under the merciless gaze of Johnny Public who are never backward in drawing conclusions ..which is not easy either.

There’s very little point to this post apart from sharing with you a moment, in that half sleep half waking world, when I was disconsolately contemplating the drawing in of the evenings, which heralds the “w” word, and which simultaneously made me aware of the variety of meanings for the word “draw”. Being badly drawn in times gone by could have resulted in the executioner being sent on a retraining programme or, conversely, Holbein would have ended up being very badly drawn if Henry had felt that he, himself, had not been sufficiently well drawn. Cowboys will hide in draws, a little known fact that might have inspired Brokeback Mtn, to ambush the stagecoach as will 22 men in whites stand in the sun throwing a ball hard at one another until a draw is declared which is the draw of the game. Looking drawn will draw sympathy whereas a crowd is often drawn around someone drawing and so it could go on if I didn’t draw a halt to the proceedings. Just to add some reason to this rambling I would like to mention that I am in the final stages of putting together a new website and shop for my photography, drawing and digital painting which should be on line at the beginning of September. At last, time to draw breath.

About Food,Photography & France

Photographer and film maker living in France. After a long career in London, my wife and I have settled in the Vendee, where we run residential digital photography courses with a strong gastronomic flavour.
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5 Responses to Badly drawn Roy would have ended in tears for Holbein….

  1. jmcheney says:

    No one here will draw & quarter you for this rather over-drawn post, Roger. We’re (the royal us’ns) very glad to see your blog again in our inbox. You do look a bit drawn, though, in the portrait. Take care. My Uber has just drawn up, so I’m off! Ta-ta.

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