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The road to One Tree Hill: Part 1

“Nostalgia is a product of development in the city. In peasant societies, time is predominantly cyclical, the time of the seasons, of growth and decay: the rural past is like a soil which sustains the present through recurrence and ritual. But in the urban world, time appears irreversible: a linear succession of redevelopments and changes,…

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Wind-whirled in West Dulwich

But eyes themselves were all the hearers there, And every stone, and every star a tongue, And every gale of wind a curious song. Dumbness – Thomas Traherne Sometimes an enforced change of routine can be a good thing. Varying your journey to and from work, or any other regular destination is supposedly stimulating and…