You know how when you’re hiking and you come over a rise and see below you a lake – as flat as gravity can make it, blue-lit by the sky; edges fringed with summer-leaved trees? And the very waterness of it, its placidity, the surprise: and something in you relaxes in recognition and is thrilled, [...]
Sunday Soapbox: The Town Center
Every town needs a center, a central square, a plaza – just as all old towns used to have, and in many parts of the world still do.
Just as every person needs a center, and every atom has a center. Towns without centers make the inhabitants sort [...]
In 1966, when I was fourteen, I was called in to see the school counsellor, who asked me what i wanted to do when I grew up.
“I want to travel around the world and have lovers,” I said.
Her breath sucked in – her eyes bulged out – and as soon as I was [...]
it’s called The Garment District of the Mind and is a celebration of – clothes! And a return from a near-near-death time…. my rebirth dream was a shopping dream -
here’s a sample -
The Blackberry Eau de Toilette
Today I Killed My Bank Account
Today I killed my bank account
It had kept on biting me
Indifferent tellers riding on its camel back
Next time you have to sneeze, just
Think about the top of your head,
Focus on [...]
Outside it’s snowing wetly
A woman sits in a maroon chair
With a stripey calm design in it