An undesired desire path
In a previous blog posting I discussed the shortcuts people take when walking from A to B. If enough pedestrians follow the same route they cause erosion and, before you know it, an additional unofficial path is created: a "path of desire". But clearly not everyone finds them desirable. I found evidence of this in Bergshamra, just outside Stockholm. This can be seen by clicking on the image to the left. It shows a makeshift barrier that has been put up in an attempt to dissuade people from walking on the grass. Meanwhile, the image below shows that this seems to work: the grass has grown back and the desire path is left sadly unrequited.
Para, jämsides med.
En annan sort.
Bevingaren, 1980: 90
Even a parasite like me should be permitted to feed at the banquet of knowledge
I once posted comments as Bevingaren at guardian.co.uk
Note All parasitoids are parasites, but not all parasites are parasitoids
Parasitoid "A parasite that always ultimately destroys its host" (Oxford English Dictionary)
I live off you
And you live off me
And the whole world
Lives off everybody
See we gotta be exploited
By somebody, by somebody, by somebody
<I live off you>
Germ Free Adolescents
is a short step.
The word is
now a virus.
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