Sunday, January 19, 2014

Escape, other people's music and novelty



I plod round Sainsbury's my trolley in front of me like a Zimmer frame. As I don't have a shopping list, I walk down every aisle picking what I fancy. An interesting reversal of the normal procedure.  But if you follow this routine  you find  yourself in the middle of a parade of others doing the same thing. A woman with  emergent cables  is overflowing with a steady stream of pop music. I try to adjust my pace to avoid contact but it doesn't always work. Other people's gratuitous music! A topic for discussion if not the urge to escape.

The sun has been shining all day. For the first time for weeks I am on my own. Not a bad thing. Papers and reading matter  to be sorted and discarded. Music too spurred on by recent conversations is rearranged and made more accessible.  Above all  I must keep moving. So I walk in The Grove stopping in patches of sunshine to contemplate what ever is in front of me. Nothing is anything like  back to normal. Certainly not. Rather a question of settling to something new, quite different and challenging.


tristan said...

a challenge is almost always a very good idea ... and keeping moving is a great challenge in itself

Rouchswalwe said...

steam - pressurized water vapor used for heating, cooking, or to provide mechanical power.

Lucas said...

The Steam photo is very good. Steam and smoke of the pacific kind make excellent subject matter, I think.