My entry for freethemefriday: 6.30am on the day after the Glastonbury Festival ended, I had hardly slept all weekend and felt exhausted. But then I found this ice-cream seller who was more tired than me. I wish I could claim the reflection of festival-goers leaving was deliberate - it was just a (happy) accident!
This picture was a winner on the Guardian website, this is the great caption they gave to the picture:
Xan Brooks, editor of Guardian Unlimited Film writes ...
Send us a snap slips into the festival spirit this week, donning its metaphorical sandals, firing up a suspiciously pungent cigarette (again metaphorically) and blissing out over this neat little piece of post-Glastonbury reportage. At first glance this could pass for an amiable pop-art collage, with the images of the reflected backpacker and the ice-cream adverts Pritt-Sticked over the figure of the slumbering vendor. However, we prefer to reach for a more prosaically hippy-dippy interpretation (maybe the cigarette has something to do with it).
The snap is not some sly trick of sunlight on glass. It is, instead, a happy summer dream, like an illustration from a kids' fairytale or a counter-culture comic strip. The backpacker and the ice-cream stickers are actually just glimmers in the head of our central subject. Snoozing in his van in the afternoon heat, his dreams are of sugar plums and ice lollies and the days when he was young and footloose, lugging his bedroll from one casual adventure to the next.