Monday February 1st 2021 – The year ticks by, faster than I’d have imagined, given the circumstances. My beloved spring will not be far off now.
On the way home from work I had to drop a letter coffin Brickiln Street, and as I returned to the High Street, I stopped to put my gloves back on, and realised the view was oddly Hopper-ish.
I don’t know what it is, it just appealed to me. These quiet side streets are still very much my Brownhills: I know them as well as I did when I was a kid, I frequently came up here to the long-moved Library, my second home, the site of which is still a vacant plot years from the old library’s demolition.
There was nobody around much on this Monday evening, but Brickiln Street was very much crowded with my memories.
I put the gloves on, had a wistful last look, and rode off, all the time wondering where all the intervening years had gone.