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June 3, 2012
Mannequins. Some without a face, some in shiny black or blue plastic, some lacking appendages. All of them strike a shocking pose. I actually miss the Mannequins of the 1980's because they looked so real back then. Nowadays it's all about energy, intent, duplication, jump starting the economy. I hadn't been to the big mall in town in over 6 months, so I gradually had to ease into the atmosphere. Lost salesman, multi-faceted kiosks, clothing stores, undulating echoes, ostentatious decor, loud-mouth advertising. And somewhere, faint memories of walking through malls in Florida like sun glinting off white marble.