GO TO FRANCE ON A TRAIN
Train to St. Pancras
Now woken up.
Train at 8.15 ->Paris
He is in the shower.
We’re staying at Premier Inn.
Gonna do yoga now.
He’s playing DRAW RACE on his phone.
I’m reading Patti Smith. She’s talking about dreams. I’m trying to remember mine. I can’t.
I said to him as we walked from the Inn to St. P that we should make sure we don’t lose each other/make sure we can always see each other.
I CAN SEE HIM RIGHT NOW. HE’S NEXT TO ME.
We’ve just come out of the tunnel into France.
Still reading Patti.
He’s watching TITANS.
I’m listening to 80s music. Currently DuranDuran ‘HUNGRY LIKE A WOLF’.
The flat we’re staying in is near the cemetery where Chopin, Edith Piaf, Balzac Jim Morrison and lots of other people are buried. I think we’ll go.
HE just looked out of the window at FRANCE.
He is in France.
I Will Miss My Time With You
I just overhear a young voice say “I’m not going on a plane anymore, I’ve made a promise to myself.”
So. We can’t get to Spain. Today. So. We are traveling to Paris instead.
Al texted me she finally got a new job at Huddersfield must have been meant to be.
W O R T H
T H E
W A I T
Comets Rue de Charonne
M E R C I B E A U C O U P
We walked past a woman earlier with a white stick. She was playing the harmonica as she walked.
K E E P O N R O C K I N G I N T H E
F R E E W O R L D
2019=Year of the Pig
2005=Year of the Rooster
1973=Year of the Water Ox
2003=Year of the Sheep
28.10.19 Our apartment near Charonne Metro
Yesterday we went to Musée Picasso.
I liked Picasso’s humour-his ‘minimalising features’ thing.
Looking with him was different. We had fun.
We slept really late.
Didn’t get up until 10.
So today we went to Centre Georges Pompidou. (Georges Pompidou was the first president of France.)
We enjoyed looking at ART.
QUESTIONS ABOUT JOURNEY
Waiting Area?-Really Nice
Eurostar?-Cool-it was easier than flying and less stressful
Metro?-cool, super easy, Google Maps=Ace
I’ve just woken-we’re leaving Paris today.
Last night we chilled.
Earlier we shopped on the Champs Elysées.
We ate food in a restaurant near the Tour Eiffel.
We climbed the Tour Eiffel.
Fun. We walked and Talked.
L’Arc de Triomphe.
In the morning we woke late.
Looking forward to the journey home.
F L I G H T F R E E J O U R N E Y
WE DIDN’T GO TO THE CEMETERY
Today it’s C’s Birthday.
I can hear his heavy sleep breathing above me.
His new joggers
hanging off the edge of the bed.
He didn’t have a nose bleed yesterday.
Maybe he has got used to Paris.
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S O U N D S
S O M E O N E L E A V I N G
WE DIDN’T GO AND SEE THE GRAVES OF
APOLLINAIRE, PIAF OR WILDE OR MORRISON.
(Since discovered The Breast of Tiresias by Apollinaire.)
Tomorrow is Halloween. He is going to Bs party. He’s wearing his new trainers.
What will me and his brother do?
Brother is SIXTEEN.
Heart Shaped Nostrils.
We don’t want anybody to die.
Who do we want to die?
Who do we judge?
Should we judge?
Do you judge?
Do you care?
Are you there?
Eurostar Waiting Area Gare du Nord
He is playing Tycoon.
He owns a gym business.
I’m reading Patti Smith
When we went through passport control at Gare du Nord they stopped him. I was already on the other side. Tears came into my eyes as he called ‘MUM!’
It was fine-it was just because he wasn’t 18+. But it reminded me of the children separated from their parents when familes are seeking asylum.
NEVER FORGET YOUR PRIVILEGE.
N’OUBLIE JAMAIS TON PRIVILÈGE
M E R C I
Train from Kings Cross to Leeds
IT’S GRIM ON THE TRAIN.
Apparently Virgin trains have cancelled a train so this train is overfull.
People are angry because other people are sitting in their reserved seats.
We were lucky got here on time to make it to our reserved seats.
NO EYE CONTACT