Two things that nearly meet but not quite:

  1. Pinned to the fabric wall of Charlie Fox’s Urban Bear Sanctuary there’s a snapshot of two dogs asleep on a pavement. They’re lying on their sides, facing one another, legs in suspended running position as though they’re dreaming of bounding through meadows. The next photo along replays the same scene in the imaginary: a saggy fabric lion lies limp on a pavement spilling out of a pile of dressing-up clothes or costume rags, legs set out for running as though it’s a mock-up for the real thing.
  2. In a song the other night half a dozen people sang all the words almost together but a couple of them stayed just out of time. It’s replaced in my mind the Velvet Underground song in which two people say different things simultaneously for a long time.