The Serpentine review
This is my second favourite bench in London: on the veranda at The Dell cafe. It's at the far eastern end of the Serpentine and looks out across the water towards the central bridge. I've got a bit of a breeze blowing and a bit of sun, and a couple of ducks minding their own business. They are just sitting on the water bobbing up and down like boats without fuel. They are ships with their sails down, floating in the same bit of sea for ten years or more. That is the life span of a duck — did you know that they can live for ten years? Ten years surviving on bits of bread and insects, and whatever they find floating in the Serpentine.
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