FIVE YEARS FROM NOW…
Just had some Nov – Jan photos developed. Good, they are. Some of Natalia Wnek. I’d forgotten about them. I wrote to her a while ago and she wrote back today…
My dearest Ritcherd,
Thank you so much for your card – a nice surprise. Sorry I haven’t been in touch – I’ve been really crap with time; it just seems to disappear, leaving me dizzy. I’ve been a bit of a social animal lately, having lost all motivation to work + now I’m paying for it as deadlines loom ominously.
Can it really be 5 years? It’s quite a feat we’re still in touch (as you say, albeit sporadically) if you think about how much has changed (and certainly how much I’ve changed). I hope everything in your life nis still a roaring success + that you are happy + well.
Me? I keep panicking about what I’m going to do when my course finishes – I need to find a job + somewhere to live. I prophesise a hard, miserable year ahead. A pain barrier I have to break through, I guess; a necessary evil. But I have been having fun with some lovely people lately + I’m off to France next Friday for a week, so life is nice at the moment. I expect I’ll be home for a few days at some point in the next few weeks so I’ll give you a call + we can meet up again – go for a drink, maybe.
Take care, Jez.
I MISS NAT.
I WAS THINKING ABOUT ELBOW, TOO. IF EVERYTHING HAD WORKED OUT + ELBOW HAD STAYED WITH THE THEATRE COMPANY, THEN THE FIASCO THAT OCCURRED MAY HAVE BEEN PREVENTED. THE BASTARDS COULDN’T HAVE USED THE “ANGUS’ AGENTS’ FEE” LOOPHOLE.
ON TOUR IN HUGE VAN – DOGS TRYING TO EAT US ALL.
I MUST WRITE TO JACKIE + NATALIA.
WHAT ELSE IN LIFE?
I FEAR WHIZ HAS GONE BACK TO LONDON.
JOHNNY’S GOT HIS MONEY FROM THE DSS ADJUDICATOR. I STILL HAVEN’T HAD MINE. THEY SENT ME A LETTER ON SATURDAY SAYING IT COULD BE ANOTHER MONTH. BUT AT LEAST I’M ON FULL BENEFITS FOR NOW. I CAN’T WAIT TO GET MY BACK PAY. IF I DON’T GET IT I’LL GO TO MY MP.
‘HEY, BABE, TAKE A WALK THROUGH THIS DOG POOH…’
‘ANOTHER DAVID BOWIE CASSETTE’
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