— 20th March 2003
A while ago I was in a charity shop in Guiseley and I saw a metal bust of Lenin. I thought it looked cool, in a funny kind of way, and it was only a fiver. I didn’t buy it though and we wandered off through town to the library (if I remember) and so on. But I couldn’t get it out of my head and so before we returned home I went back and bought it. I got a few comical comments from the lady in the shop who’d seen me looking at it earlier and it has sat on a windowsill in our house ever since.
Last sunday the sun shone in on him so I took some pictures. He looked thoughtful there staring out of the window like he was contemplating something serious. I really know very little about Lenin, other than he was a communist leader in Russia at some point, so I haven’t a clue what he was thinking. I like to imagine it was something like “this is a nice view” or “isn’t it a sunny day?” but I fear he was probably worried about the state of the world.
Try not to worry Lenin I’m sure things will work themselves out.