WashYourHands

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A friend at school’s Dad did forced rhubarb grown in cellars indoors, bit of a northern plot though that one.

Other people’s stray thoughts under quarantine via email - ‘would you have done Joan Collins in her prime?’
 

Leo

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yeah, I've actually never heard the term, had to look it up. accelerationist rhubarb.

it does sound vaguely rapey.
 

luka

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im feeling much more comfortable in public space now. everybody is. we are 'reclaiming the streets'. a very good consequence of the virus.
 

luka

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yesterday i was sitting on a bench on the street drinking lagers and reading my DIckens book. there's no way i would have felt comfortable enough to do that under normal circumstances. you feel you have a right to be there now. public space used to be just coridoors which connected home-work-shops but now we can actually live in it.
 

luka

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London is turning into Barcelona. never thought that would be a good thing but i'm loving it.
 

Leo

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what have all the socialites and scene makers done this year? the ones who spent every night at the hot restaurant, bar or club? think any of them have lost interest in it all? realized they were masquerading, living an empty, shallow life?
 

Simon silverdollarcircle

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Has anyone else noticed that the city - London in my case- feels very tense at the moment ? Lots more road rage, people calling each other cunts on the street etc.

I can't work out if it's always been like this and it's just because I'm starting to go out more after lockdown I'm noticing it more. Or if it's actually more tense. May be like we haven't lived in close proximity with strangers for so long and now we're realising we don't like it
 

muser

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Maybe its the horrible humid heat ?

I've been finding it funny how people stop in the street to let you walk past, especially if you walk out of a shop and suddenly see someone awkwardly waiting for you to come out, weirds me out a bit
 

Simon silverdollarcircle

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Yeah the heat must also have something to do with it
I'm usually pretty sceptical of attempts to ascribe a mood to a city. Like when there's a terrorist attack in London and the news reports say things like "there is a sombre mood on the streets tonight. This is a city in mourning' but actually everyone goes to weatherspoons and gets pissed as usual

But right now the city does seem to be moody
 

luka

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there are certainly specific events which penetrate deep in the psyche of a city and alter it. Grenfell was one. The big terrorist attacks. No one is immune from the repercussions. This is the same, but more so, protracted and uncertain.
 

luka

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so im a big beleiver in the mood of the city. the weather is another thing which affects us all. certain things put on on the same wavelength. the mayan control calender of mass media and meterology.
 
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