Journeys

#reverb10 Journeys December Cancelled flights, frozen bikes. Coffee-shops, gluhwein stops. Women trapped in red-lit boxes. November Rather than descend to the pit of the Picadilly Line at Russell Square I'd rather walk to the Tate Modern. Rather than be welded to other bodies in a train I'd rather be soaked to the skin on my [...]

Revel

#reverb10 Future self. Imagine yourself five years from now. What advice would you give your current self for the year ahead? Revel Do it, don't fret, the moment nestles; its magic matters, be kind if, where you can. Regret, like snow, alters a landscape, momentarily, then goes. Don't resolve, take stock. Stop being wise. As if [...]

Five-Minute Memories

Five-minute memories #reverb 10  Day 15 You only have 5 minutes to recall memories from last year before your memory goes-do so-now. The year: snowflakes in hair, wrong paths, fur coat, Toledo station, Aldeburgh, starburst rockets, black sky, black sea. Word! My son, smiling, making jokes, Gaughin's surprising early paintings in Tate Modern. Unexpected Weather, [...]

Hard Copy

I'm Day 13 following Ivory and Steve with #Reverb 10 posts  here: Hard Copy Year, like soap, softened, sweet-smelling, sometimes, like citrus,  snuffed candles' after-burn, hot wax, congealing. Year of wax. Year of hugs and hands. Year of hospitals, pills; the here and there of appointments. Christmas on the ward tree with gold baubles, young [...]