...'no darling' says a woman to a child who is reluctant to go where the woman and a man are going... (i imagine that the child wants to stay by the water)
The still calm of the day and the leafless trees and dark reflections on the water and the two swans, floating motionless, 10 metres apart, all these and other details make a solemn picture...
And while i was writing that a German Shepherd dog ran past me at top speed straight into one of the lakeside gardens from which its owner got it back by carefully timed calls from strategic positions...
'how do you do it ?' i called,
'by encouragement' she said... 'he's full of energy today, he's not had a walk for several days'...
'me too!' i said, and decided to continue walking
...then i walked along another solitary path past a seat inscribed thus:
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