Today was a pretty awesome day for a few reasons. Historically speaking, we get to celebrate an awesome man (if you don’t know who I am talking about then read a book), we get the day off to celebrate this awesome man, and I got my car detailed. Yes, I know the detailing of one’s car shouldn’t be on the level of say MLK Jr. Day (again, pick up that book, please), but it did make me feel pretty darn good. This leads me into today’s photo.
I love the irony with this hose nozzle. Not only is this bad boy caked with dirt, but barnacles decided to nest on its plastic body. I don’t know what it is about barnacles, but they really intrigue me; another story for another time. This little guy here is meant for cleaning away such dirt and debris, yet it has succumb to the forces which it works to diligently to wash away. I mean this nozzle—this image—is so powerful you could even pick out the social implications behind it. Think about all those who protect us: the firefighters, the police officers, the soldiers, the medical professionals. We put our lives in the hands of these individuals on a daily basis, but whose hands do they fall into. Fortunate for you, my humble reader, I don’t really get into social implications too much, so we don’t have to talk about it. We will, however, continue to personify this guardian of clean.
This picture is just one image of a common yard tool that just got away from its owner long enough to voyage into unknown territory. Will it ever take its rightful place, attached to a rubbery tube, projecting water from its spout? I don’t know, but for today, it remains a little bit of irony that this novice photographer felt would make a pretty cool subject.
I hope you all had a wonderful day off today, if you were granted one, and find the strength to get back to work and have a good, official start to the work week.