‘The Saint’ – Brian Fahey
Her cat-like eyes and her crazy hair; her beautiful cheekbones and her pretty lips…
And so we come to the final entry of April 1988, and the final entry of this volume. We started 1988 with an air of optimism that continues to grow brightly as we close this book. I imagine the next volume will present great changes in the life of WINTERFOOD. We’ll see.
IT’S LATE AT NIGHT. 11-SOMETHING.
‘Call Me’ – Throwing Muses
Once again, I’m listening to Polly’s tape. It would have been good to see them tonite.
I have left TRIANGLIA.
Well, Ash was beaten up last nite (for being a 'goth'), but he seems okay. We all rehearsed today, which was very productive. ‘Badlands’ is now suddenly a classic, ‘Rose Ring’ (which was once ‘Soul Brother, Soul Sister ’) is fabulous, and ‘Jasmine’ (which Ash really likes) is showing some promise.
We feel the heat of seven days
With hands of fire and flame,
Time spent with limbs on fire
Reaching for the prize (Spit fire!)
Fall and sigh,
Fall and cry!
The eighth day of a Christmas past,
The eighth day of shattered glass,
Time spent on wings of fire
Reaching for the prize (Tripwire!)
‘Did you know?’
‘Hell, did you know?’
Is the past imperfect in other planes?
Tripwire and acid flames?
Does the kingdom tremble there?
Beyond the Horsehead, they trod there:
Brother Body and Sister Soul;
Tainted children seek one goal:
Rose ring! My heart is fresh,
Fresh for you!
Snow falls deep, snow falls near,
My heart is fresh while my world is burning,
With a fire as white as the watery moon –
Kiss me, with a mind that schemes,
Clothed in steel!
Clothed in steel!
‘Rose Ring’ probably tells us that there are good things in life if you can hang on long enough to find them. Yes! We go through a lot of shit, but the ‘rose ring’ is that thing that you most desire – so don’t let it go.
AND PUT IT LIKE THIS: I HOPE SUZI AND I HAVE ‘GROWN TOGETHER’ BY THIS TIME NEXT WEEK…
You see, all week, my ideal has been that eventually she and I would ‘get together’ as friends and then lovers. If this happened, I told myself I would eject myself from the usual ‘Goth Lot’ and devoting my time to her and us; just us, in deep love, moving in brighter directions, enraptured and changing together, growing.
IS THIS FEASIBLE?
I DOUBT IT, YET I WISH FOR IT.
‘Love Will Tear Us Apart’ – Joy Division
Please, any deciders of fate that ever there be, let Suzi and I fall in love, and let us fall for all eternity. Let us respect and admire one another, let us build our own, new, world away from those dull fools. Give us the courage to come together as ONE.
BUT WHAT ARE YOU LIKE, SUZI? AND WILL YOU LIKE ME?
WET YOUR KNICKERS AS: JEZ GOES SUZI MAD!
SAY ‘YOOGHA’ AS: JEZ & STAN DO SILLY THINGS IN NORWICH!
GO SILLY WHEN: JEZ LAUGHS HIS HEAD OFF IN THE BATH!
– Future Ritcherd.]
Let the heart rise, setting beauty free and lighting the fires of love.
Let Ritcherd and Suzi succeed.
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