hoxton hall - observations
Submitted by Lottie on Tue, 2010-08-31 15:39
jan lee wrote "Hello! Here is a write up of my little adventure back home tonight. If you are tired then just skip the first bit and read the end paragraph (that's the best part). :) looking forward to seeing you guys again. It was very fascinating to have ths evening's discussion and hear your stories and meet you more. Jan x
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Then I got on my bike to cycle. I started noticing people on bikes. I started humming a song.. It made sense , as some kind of soundtrack to the 'film' I was watching - and I saw lots of movement - buses going by the gaps in between buildings, a man closing his umbrella, I caaught the moment of a large woman stretching and in the middle of a yawn. The dark was interesting and the parts of the street that were lighted up by the lampposts were colourful and kind of surreal. I felt that the rain and the lighting of the night made a real difference to my experience.
THen I was cycling behind a woman on her bike. She suddenly ringed her bell in a very long and complex rhythm before a sharp bend in the pavement - something like 'ding di ding de ding ding ding ding! ! ' so I copied it with my bell the same ryth,m while I cycled behind her. Then there was silence, she didnt respond. By now I was right behind her on my bike, and I had a thought that she might get scared as she couldnt see me and then she might not want to look back and just assuming the worst that I'm a big man stalking her wanting to kill her (!). I also thought, well she could be thinking anything, and that I couldn't control that.. But to be sure I rode a bit further away from her and started to go facster to ride in front of her, in her view. I also put my hood off so she could see my face that I wasn't a pyscho.. And just rode as normal until I got in her view - and dinged the same rhythm again . It seemed to make sense. THen it happened that I rode past her,quite near so that moment I thought - yes ! now's the time to make the move! I turned to face her, and said in my most polite manner : 'Good Evening!' and then she turned to me and smiled and said Hello!
I was so happy/ for that little interaction.......i rode away with a smile..."
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