I’ve been on this journey forever
having left the station at nineteen seventy-two
it feels like a lifetime ago
moving at a constant one second per second
so they say
I’m not convinced
I’m sure I feel us gently accelerating
the child sitting next to me disagrees
my memories of the departure are hazy
I forget where I am sometimes
the landscape changes
but remains the same
we all have the same destination
everyone I’ve spoken to
but confusingly we don’t agree on the time of arrival
hers is later
his is sooner
it has been a tiring journey
sitting here what feels like my whole life
my body is starting to ache
I will be glad to reach the destination
I need the rest
A long time ago Gary did an article about a lost road in Glasgow which is here and today I made a long overdue follow up by walking along the path that follows its course. I goes through some unremarkable flats and high rise blocks but the path has entrance markers and statues along its length as you can see in the photos.
One end with a statue and some pillars that mark the entrance to the path
Some pictures of a statue at the middle of the path
Next a monument to the architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh who lived in the area as a child.
Finally the other end of the path with some more pillars
Added some photos of Cumbernauld collage and the town centre as well as several photos of a path leading up to the town centre.
She buttoned her coat then left.
An image of a small part of the Mandelbrot set which contains a “copy” of itself generated using a MacOS app written in Swift.
It’s all part of the journey.