The Moment

Tuesday, May 30, 2006


Being driven back from the grandparents, we drove around a corner and out of nowhere came the most delicate and fragile looking rainbow I've ever seen. Occassionally obscuring itself and reappearing against white cloud and sunglare, it was just a little piece of beauty.

Monday, May 29, 2006


Walking through town, on that rarest of occassions - a bank holiday where the sun shines - I hear running footsteps behind me. Moments later, I'm accosted by Mark and Robyn, both wearing the same nothing-changes-Hitler-Youth-shirts. First time in over a month I've seen anyone that isn't a part of the family.

That's today's moment. Knowing you aren't, actually, alone.

Sunday, May 28, 2006


Reading The Cure of Souls, an idea came to me. Homemade lemonade. Why not? Rinding lemons, and listening to the radio, and it all seemed very right. And, for once, I think I may have been completely and entirely unique in the UK at that moment.

Saturday, May 27, 2006


12:15am and feeling just about as trapped as I'd ever imagined was possible. Thinking about getting away, and about the travelling from last year. About Sarah.

Not gonna get to sleep like this - flick on the tv. The Truman Show. If there was ever a perfect film for feeling like this, that's it. He gets out, and, like every time I see it, there's a tear in my eye.

He gets out.

How did it know it had to be so perfect?

Friday, May 26, 2006


It took three days from buying to actually get it into my cd-player. With the rain pouring down out of the French windows, and things just feeling a bit calmer than usual, the first time the Unfinished Sympathy strings kick was an absolute killer. Beautiful, really.