It’s about 12.20am and, outside, there is an absolutely fantastic STORM!
I can’t see what I’m writing, because the lights are out, but there’s just been a massive load of near-blinding – and I mean that – near-blinding flashes
There seem to be two storms going on at once
The rain is
it’s incredible and I love it
‘All Fired Up’ – Pat Benatar
The storm last nite was incredible. It lasted about two hours. Looking across the field over the road, out of our massive lounge window, we had a fantastic view. Betty and I chatted in the dark and watched it till about 1.30am. Out, across the field, you’d see ORANGE forked lightning split the middle of the sky + seemingly hit the field. Cos of cloud cover, when it did, the whole sky lit up with flashes that would blind you momentarily. Not only this, it seemed a separate storm was going BEHIND our house + when the lightning behind us flashed, you’d see the whole field as totally green, like it was daylight.
Last nite I dreamed I was at a party with no catering, so we all had to eat stuff from Sainsbury’s in Tupperware tubs. I managed to smuggle in a can of beans, but no one had a tin opener, so Daniel Abbott opened the can with his finger nails.
At work today, I watched the sky. It started very sunny, then, in the distance the horizon went black, for almost 360 degrees. Pretty much within 10 seconds the whole sky was black, like a sudden eclipse – there was a moment of eerie stillness, then came wind + rain. But, for a moment, it felt like the world’s end.
11.15pm at my Gran’s on Queen’s Park Drive, Airedale, Castleford, W. Yorks.
I miss my friends. I miss those folks.
GOD O’CRIKEY, I’m so tired because I’ve been working at the lorry yard. I need sleep. We’ll speak tomorrow and I will tell you things.
I need sleep.
Oh aye, THE CHINESE PLAY is to be rewritten for my submission to the British Museum/Library thingy.
I arrived at my Gran’s this evening and have seen Louise and Kev.
Oh aye, Uncle Kev – Louise’s husband – is off on Miriam Stoppard’s WHERE THERE’S LIFE about cancer sufferers, due to his testicular cancer a couple of years back.
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