After time alone and in silence it’s late Saturday morning and time to step out into the City. To tell you a few things and to take some photographs.
Can’t remember the last time I saw the fountains here working. What’s happening anyone?
Where The Beatles signed their contract with Brian Epstein and, unknown to them, began to colour in my young life.
I feel like the only customer not getting an Art Student’s discount.
Then, going across to Leaf’s café in FACT I break my conversational silence of today and yesterday when I meet someone I know.
Hannah is an Urban Designer at We Made That and I got to know her when she was a student and interviewed me for her dissertation. Since then, along with her Dad, she’s been a frequent presence at Granby Street Market screen printing tote bags of her own design.
We haven’t spoken to each other since I don’t know when but as soon as I walk into the café she asks me if I’ll take part in something she’s doing. I surprise myself by saying yes immediately. Then she explains what the something is.
Turns out Hannah is now co-editor of a newspaper called ‘The Unlimited Edition’ which ‘explores, celebrates and speculates about the future of particular places.’ Hannah hands me the current edition which is all about Aarhus in Denmark and tells me the next edition, which I’ve now agreed to contribute to, will be about Liverpool. Which will be a pleasure.
Where the new students are being helped by Senior Ambassadors.
Where one of the lifts, strangely, contains an advert that I can only assume is for an old Abba single when they briefly ‘went disco.’
And yes, just a simple walk around on a sunny Saturday with no obvious ‘meaning of life’ musings. And yet this is the meaning of my life. To enjoy and celebrate my place on ordinary days like this and happily take these photographs of its quiet beauty to share on here. I love doing this.
In the City there’s a thousand things I want to say to you.
Yes, yes, yes, I know the title of this post is not grammatically correct, but I’m not about to start arguing with Paul Weller am I?