Thursday, April 21, 2016

Preserved for perpetuity in a pas de deux

We're off on holiday on Saturday. To Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands. I plan to sleep, eat ice cream, read, swim, eat, you know the sort of thing. A good relaxing time. I feel I need it. Since January I've had two bad infections and I just want to rest! However Husband has other ideas.

'We're going to walk up a volcano,' he says.
'A dormant one?'
'Oh, yes. I don't think they've had an eruption for a long time.'
'So they could be due for one about now?'

Hmmm. I consider this.

'But the experts will be keeping an eye out for rumblings, won't they?'
'Oh, yes, but it will be suppressed.'
'What do you mean?'
'They won't want to put tourists off so they'll be made to keep quiet.'

Seems depressingly likely. So, instead of worrying about the possibility of being killed by lava I decide to look at it another way.

'We need to plan a pose then.'
'What?' Husband is confused.
'Well, if I am to be preserved for perpetuity I want archaeologists of the future to dig me up and wonder what I was doing.'
'Oh yes, well, we'd be in each other's arms obviously.'

Romantic but how much more interesting if we were preserved doing a pas de deux?

Husband then points out that if the boiling lava gets us we won't be preserved but burned to a melting blob of fat and charred bits. No imagination some people.


SmitoniusAndSonata said...

You're going to wow the locals on Fuerteventura as you pirouette lightly here and there !
A tourist attraction in your own right .

nick said...

Naturally there'll be a selfie of your being burned to a molten blob?

If you hear the odd rumbling, it'll probably just mean you're hungry.

I like the idea of a perpetuity pose. Mine would probably include an expression of abject terror as some appalling and unexpected catastrophe bears down on me.

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Hope you have a great time, Liz.

Leslie: said...

You and husband have weird senses of humour! I was at Pompeii once and saw 2 bodies in glass cases. They were basically skeletons covered in ash...pretty horrific sight but it was history. I like your idea of a pas de deux pose!

Rose said...

I think the ballet pose is a brilliant idea. Have a great time!

Liz Hinds said...

Sonata, they begged me to stay with the promise that I would be a National Treasure!

Nick, but I hope your pose would be in mime form? I can see it now.

WE did, thanks, Welshcakes.

I'm sure it would be unpleasant, Leslie. Fortunately the last eruption in Fuerteventura was 5,000 years ago.

Thanks, Rose, we did.