It is said there are magnetic cores on the earth, and similarly, in every story it appears to be a vital centre.
Houses, corners, a bench, the fifth floor of an office building, a bar,
the road back, a boat, a table in a café… Anonymous corners of a street,
places you can't choose, in which your life bends its way along
Spaces that drain the time like a large hourglass. Gradually and
imperceptibly, with gentlest subtlety, they change your existence. The
first day you arrived there, you were somebody you merley recognise on
some old picture found by surprise.
Unit 8, 3 Glebe road has never been my home or a choice. It has nevertheless witnessed my life for 6 years.
The hostesses have been changing and I have continued to visit regardless.
Friendships from adolescence, childhood ties, strangers who will be my
future partners, friends who I have yet to meet; they have all been
living in this place. I’ve slept alone, yet also in the company of the
three great loves of a life.
I’ve arrived lost and become even more so. But I’ve also taken more
decisions than I’m aware of in this borrowed home. I'm not sure why it
seems as if thoughts become more clear with two feet planted on this old
wooden floor. Whenever the door is o