There's something of the Cheshire Cat about these portals. Perhaps your house is disappearing as the various robotic postings transmogrify?I can never read the word "portal" without remembering when, in Junior School, I had to recite Browning's Pied Piper of Hamelin as my classmates acted it out before our assembled parents: "And lo, a portal opened wide..." [here our impressario, Mr Basnett, had arranged pyrotechics to coincide with a curtain being pulled as the "children of Hamelin" were "spirited" from the hall -- something which no doubt helped imbue the word with special significance].
Zouk,I like the Cheshire Cat comparison. Just back from Lisbon, and the house is reassuringly real...Interesting use of "portal" there -- almost in the modern SF sense. Quite a feat, to recite even an edited chunk of that lot (300+ lines)! Mike
Wecome back! I look forward to once again consuming your words and pictures as part of my regular diet. Did you travel by portal?I'm amazed too, not only at the feat itself but that Mr Basnett assumed I was up to it -- especially as it was (in my now notoriously unreliable recollection) the full text. Of course I had a prompter...
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