Saturday, February 16, 2013


André Courrèges introduced headgear in the 1960s, I remember, that quite closely resembled Mabel Watson Payne's translucent helmet (devised personally by herself from an upturned basket). We took turns wearing the helmet and using our voices to make echo noises inside it. And then at some length we discussed what an echo is, although this conversation was not very scientific or even very logical.