Saturday, 13 October 2007

Seeking for the extreme




They look like ghosts.
Tall and thin and silent they yearn for the storm,
seek for the lightning.
They sail in small boats to their island,
wait for the thunder and when the storm begins,
they become dangerous to touch.
Thunder and lightning electrify them
and they start to glow.

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The Hattifatteners by Tove Jansson

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The weekly theme for IF is Extremes


14 comments:

Mick said...

I love this whimsical piece and I can see that they have my eyes! I laughed out loud when I discovered that the Hattifatteners collectively own, of all things, a barometer! :D

SusuPetal said...

And that barometer is so important for them, Mick! How would they otherwise head towards a storm????

Your eyes...?? So, you're one of them! Dangerous and full of electricity!

Jussi said...

Olisit nyt laittanut ne keltaisiksi :)

chrome3d said...

Hattivatit on aina kiva aihe. Enemmän sähköä jonnekin.

Little Sister Araneida said...

Maybe Mick is one of them. He's just going around in the disguise of a human being.

SusuPetal said...

Eihän nyt sentään keltaisiksi, ovat vielä etsimässä sähköä, Jussi.

Hattivatit ovat aika sympaattisia, chrome3d, mukavan hiljaisia:))

But that is classified infomation, Little sis!

Digital Scott's illustrationblog said...

Very cool!

SusuPetal said...

Thanks, Scott:))

Elegia said...

Hattivatit tuli minullekin ekana mieleen. TOivottavasti ovat ekologisia h-vatteja, kun kuitenkin kohta tulee (kielto)laki, jolla ne muuten kielletään ;-)

Pidän tooosi paljon tuosta kuvasta, jännittävä!

SusuPetal said...

Ovat ne ekologisia, Elegia, luulisin...

benconservato said...

lovely, I sadly have no idea what you are all talking about. But the work, it speaks for itself, I love it all the same.

SusuPetal said...

Finnish is quite impossible to understand, but luckily pictures are international, Benconservato.

hpy said...

I had some Hattifnatts in Fécamp last October. Those who want to study them can find them here.

SusuPetal said...

Oh, I looked at your photo and noticed I was also the first to comment...we've come a long way together, HPY!