Sunday, July 21, 2013
#202 / Trig
The word "trig" is not much used in common conversation. It's a word I happen to like, maybe because I so much like the poem by e.e. cummings that first introduced that word to me: "i sing of Olaf glad and big."
The concept of "trig," which means "stylishly or jauntily trim," appeals to me on the merits. I like things to be "trim" and "tidy." We are responsible for the world we create, so why not keep it neat?
My recent trip to Ireland (see the image of a rather trig little house, in Galway) introduced me to the Irish preoccupation with "tidy towns." There is an annual competition, and my observation is that Irish towns stand ready, at any moment, to be judged on their success in achieving a tidy and trig appearance.
Paris, much lauded (and justifiably, of course) doesn't show quite the same commitment to a tidy presentation (see below):
Photo Credits: Gary Patton