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A journey from hell for the luckiest man alive.

oday was fathomable. I could fathom it. Which is to say that I could think about it and. with intrinsic ponder. explain it. It has just ended with the one pound cheesecake and coffee I have just eaten. So this is all about being lucky and how to arrive at the seam of it. in at the

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The radio is on from which I hear Muriel Gray’s dulcets and I am musing on the particular tones to that dulciloquy.

I am lucky. The other day I turned to look for a bus to catch after trying to alleviate back-muscle rupture pain by walking. Now it is worn off and I need to travel across town. Yet looking back for buses while walking strains it

a bit. I turned to look for a bus and thumbed a Porsche


George was driving it and he kindly agreed to accelerate quite swiftly in order to relax my spine against the bendy contours of the cranio-sacral-

ergonomic sportsseat.

Today I went through the journey from hell. the flight from hell. a hell-flight: the journey as hell. Not your run of the mill. the-kids-were- awful aeroplane journey. though. no. because the kids are not awful. No matter what they do. they are not awful. They are kids in an


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Three times I tried to reach in and lift her out and the third worked: I lifted her up out of her seat and as I did I banged her head on the luggage store and held her in the aisle and walked her back and forth holding her fairly tightly and telling her I love you. I love you and then taking off two of her tops and giving her some water.

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washed up on the beach and she was on my knee and she said she was sorry and I told her I loved her over and over and that I would never stop. no matter what and it doesn‘t matter. what matters is that I love you. and we both were crying and sobbing together and she would tum round in relief and check out my tears. Perhaps because of this I bought tinsel tonight with one month to go and wore it home and luckily

received greatly reduced coffee and cheesecake upon request and Muriel Gray was on the plane too. up the back. and I imagine her beautiful through a time holding her kid and crying.

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