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
I once posted comments as Bevingaren at guardian.co.uk
Even a parasite like me should be permitted to feed at the banquet of knowledge
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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