This is going to be a difficult one to express because it's kind of
a nebulous concept, but I'm willing to give it a go if you are. Ready?
places is what resulted in my parallel perceptions of them.
how they really were that determined my perceptions?
life than when I did, perhaps I'd have 'sensed' and responded to
those surroundings in another way; perhaps the ambiance, as it
appeared to me, would have been different at 19 than it was
place onto it, rather than respond to how that place actually is? All
one being that at the foot of the first hill was a school I attended
as a boy in the 1960s. At that time, WHAM! comic was reprinting
the adventures of the FANTASTIC FOUR, and on winter after-
noons after school I would see the building interiors lit up in
the darkness as the cleaners set about their business.
From the top of the second hill (but farther away) I could
see another school of a similar design, which, when viewed in the
same wintry conditions, reminded me of the school in my previous
neighbourhood. At the time (early '70s), The MIGHTY WORLD
Of MARVEL was reprinting those same FF tales, so perhaps the
'deja- vu' type sensation created in my subconscious can hardly
be considered surprising. Then again, maybe not.
summers always seem to have been longer, skies bluer, winters
whiter, Christmases snowier, etc. - but were they? Or is it simply
the case that's how we viewed things at the time (or imagine them
later), rather they actually were? Time changes all things, alas,
but oft-times far too quickly.
I managed to express my thoughts in any way resembling
a coherent one.)