This week’s theme from Debbie for One Word Sunday is CLOSED

I love this piece – located in the market area of Ennis – a town in County Clare in the west of Ireland…..

….. the deal is CLOSED with a spit in the hand followed with a shake.

The scene depicts two men finalising the sale of a cow.

The cow is none too happy about it!!!!

Link to One Word Sunday at Debbie’s  here

18 thoughts on “CLOSED

  1. Totally blue sky thinking. Although this expression I fear dates me, I can’t think of any other way to describe your mental jump from the theme to the action. So typical as well. Congrats.

    1. Thanks Alison… I remembered the sculpture but had to go back and check whether the deal was actually finalised or still in the offing so I struck lucky!!

  2. A unique but apt interpretation, Marie. I wouldn’t have gotten it without your explanation but once I read it, it made perfect sense and I know that used to be the way to “seal the deal”. Imagine a world where you could count on someone’s word! Wouldn’t that be lovely?!!


    1. Simpler times Janet – I suppose people didn’t travel much outside their own community so one’s local reputation was more significant….

  3. Nice one Marie. A much more suitable sculpture for the market place in Ennis. It replaces a sculpture of Icarus which didn’t meet with much local approval!!!

    1. I never saw this until last month. That Icarus piece is impressive though – I didn’t see it on my walkabout – it must be out on the by pass now??

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