online: 11 august 2015
modified: 10 august 2015
9 august 2015
in a hidden valley
...digesting some of the season's blackberries... to little sound but
that of a distant motorcycle... in a hidden valley in which as yet i see
...but now here come three men talking loudly... who disappear in a
minute or two... as i listen to the siren of an emergency vehicle
climbing the hill behind me... after which stillness again returns...
...and now a tall person in blue passes silently through the valley...
while pausing now and then to gather blackberries (or something)...
...after a day of rest and contemplation i realise how recreative is
writing about events as they happen... without thought of the
significance of everything... and how it is helped by the conscious
choice of city forest... and the random selection of these places at
which to stop and write...
...a man in a t-shirt walks by... he is following a Japanese-Husky-like
dog on a long lead... both man and dog seem to be guided by whatever
attracts the dog from one odour to another...
...and now the light begins to fade and i pause before leaving... while
a woman walks slowly by as she speaks to a mobile phone held out before
...and now she is gone and stillness returns... and i return along
randomly chosen pathways that lead me through unfamiliar streets to a
bus stop near Whitestone Pond...
...on the way i see a Germanic-looking building that i'd like to visit
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