Friday 11 February 2011

Lemon suckers

Visual Athletics Club: Limoni Siciliani #1,2,3,4

Why so many negative metaphors surrounding lemons?
The car that always breaks down is - a bit of a lemon.
Our own sense of awkwardness as - feeling a bit of a lemon.
People with maybe a little too overdeveloped sense of self as - being lemon suckers.
The equating of sour with negative feelings is sociologically hard wired into our psyche but without sour how would we recognise sweet? Sweet and sour is the chiaroscuro of taste, definition needs contrast without contrast the world becomes a monotonous grey smudge.

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