‘Time After Time’ – The Beloved
I had a good dream last night, about World War II and it was all tied in with WAR + REMEMBRANCE, and I was one of the main characters – and the feeling on V.E.Day was amazing. The weight of the war just lifted. Beautiful.
BORED MEANDERINGS FROM THE TOWN LIBRARY, WISBECH, 12.15pm
‘Keep On Movin’’ – Soul II Soul
My Wisbech is a good place, I suppose. Tucked away, sublimely, incongruously in the Fenland backwaters.
My view from the upper windows of the Library is the walled in, somewhat greenly-veiled grounds of Wisbech Castle. Never open to the public, it seems, but damned lovely to behold should an opportunity (like this) arise. I rehearsed in those grounds a long time ago for a production of ROMEO + JULIET. It gave me little more to do than stand around as an extra, so I didn’t keep my involvement with it for very long.
To my extreme left, I can see some of the splendid buildings that form what I assume is known as The Crescent. Some beautiful buildings here; must be, what, late 19th/early 20th century?
Places? Well, off the top of my head: Wilderness Walk, St Peter’s Gardens, the Museum wall, the (big) park, the Angles Theatre, this Library, numerous cafes and shops.
My Wisbech is good.
I AM EXISTING FOR DANCE MUSICS RIGHT NOW.
‘Strobe Light’ – The B-52s
FROM A DISTANCE, I SAW WENDY MACKINTOSH IN TOWN TODAY. I DIDN’T HAVE THE GUTS TO TALK TO HER. THEN I BUMPED INTO NATALIA WNEK. WE HAVEN’T SPOKEN FOR A WHOLE ACADEMIC YEAR, I DON’T THINK. SHE PROMISED TO RING ME.
I SAW ASH AS WELL AND A NICE YOUNG GURLY-GOTH WHO’S A FRIEND OF HIS GIRLFRIEND.
[She’s called LUCY WILLIAMS!!! – Ritcherd, 1993]
I ALSO SAW UNA BAKER AND WE TALKED ABOUT GEMMA WINCHESTER. I STILL RECKON IT WAS GOOD OF GEMMA TO BAKE ME A BIRTHDAY CAKE. CRIPES, IT’S HARD TO IMAGINE THAT I WENT OUT WITH GEMMA. SHE’S A NICE GIRL. A BIT HAUGHTY – BUT NICE. I REMEMBER WHEN WE ALL WENT TO BARNES-BYSEA; ALL OF US IN A BIG ‘GANG’. THE SEA, SO MISTY, SO… PINK. PULLING ME TO IT. WANTING TO SWALLOW ME WHOLE – AS IF IT WAS IN COMPETITION WITH GEMMA FOR SUPREMACY OVER ME. AND I NEARLY SUCCUMBED.
THAT STILL SCARES ME.
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