Unreel

Moments of time caught

Touch stones, listen to echoes

Hot feet on cool flags

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n.b. There are places and events in life that stay close to the heart, others are left in situ for your unexpected, unplanned reappearance, ready to catch you unawares. How you spontaneously respond will tell you a lot about how the evoked recollection has registered with you.

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This morning I heard a remarkable story of coincidence in respect of a death foretold and its place of happening. A poignant moment for the teller.

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This afternoon I found myself in a village that I never thought I would see again without carefully plotting a return. An invitation to pay a visit to a relative led me into surprise and delight on arrival at the location, only once briefly seen in July 2018, on a hot summer day. The fresh cold streams channeled through stone gutters and the reviving beer flooded back to me. I was awash in nostalgia.

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CLP 17/01/2020

Lyon (V)

Out to the east

Where there is space

Derelict factories rust

A stadium has been built

Tram lines laid

Office blocks stand

Apartments planned

Colour blind posters

Promote hygienic living

At the concrete shopping arcade

Teenagers

Gather out of the pissing rain

Under the awning

Listening to music

In the company of old drunks

The unformed and the broken

The over-looked brought together

By the vagaries of weather

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CLP 25/11/2019