I go away when things are either more fun than usual or harder. Recently? More fun, for which I am grateful.
Impromptu concerts, a total inability to find this despite its size:
All sorts of benign autumnal magic, and endless stewed apples because surely September heralds cinnamon season? I am not one to neglect ancient rites.
I have been thinking a lot about composite parts of the self, and trying to shake out the way I see the interior of our office. It shifts radically, from a cosy front-room arrangement to a grey hospital corridor hourly. Pyscho-geography amid whirring photocopiers and women in high shoes.
I saw a girl trip in vast platforms on the tube today and bustled along like a Newhaven fishwife thinking: ‘I value mobility over elegance’. Not one for the epitaph, I think.
This is brief, barely a public service announcement.
Let me leave you with this, which I associate with autumn, for some reason: