Wednesday, January 02, 2008

"All the pain of yesterday has gone away..."

7.31 On Time
Less than two weeks and I've forgotten how dark it is at this time in the morning. I've also forgotten my gloves, but it's unseasonally mild so that's O.K.

A few doors down a balloon drifts out of an open gate and bumps beside me for half a dozen houses. Huddled behind the low wall at the chip shop are three or four more, with another couple lurking outside the Italian restaurant. All orange.

At the station MilitaryMan greets GeekBoy and SkinnyLegalWoman with a handshake and a ‘Happy New Year’. GeekBoy would rather there were no touching. The fare has broken through the six pound ceiling and SkinnyLegalWoman has a mini-rant so the rest of us don’t have to.

Just past SleepyStation the uncurtained window of a second floor flat frames a man in a deckchair-stripe dressing gown, surrounded by packing crates.

When The Morning Comes – Lloyd & Michael
Dreamworld – Rilo Kiley
The Opposite Of Hallelujah – Jens Lekman
Didn’t I (Blow Your Mind This Time) – The Delfonics
Give Me Just A Little More Time – Chairmen of the Board
Sad Sweet Dreamer – Sweet Sensation
Betcha By Golly Wow – The Stylistics


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