|A new day.|
|Heading down Gangers Hill towards the A25 and Godstone.|
|I cycled towards the station but ended up turning round and cycling home.|
There's a great book by Philip K Dick entitled Ubik, in which the nature of reality is questioned (as it is in most PKD novels) and the whole notion of creating reality as we move along is encapsulated by the character of Jory Miller, a 12-year-old boy 'living' in a state of 'chill half-life' in between life and death.
This is all a bit heavy for Sunday morning at 0631 and I can't for the life of me figure out how it all came into my head, but there you have it.
Back at Hunger's End, then, it was as if we'd never been away. The place looked the same as we arrived at 0910, except that we had to wait for the two women who worked there to put out the tables and chairs (we always sit outside). Both of us ordered two slices of toast with jam and a couple of mugs of tea and then chatted about my current job situation. It's all very boring to be honest and I wish I just had a job, but I don't. At home, we're all under a lot of stress as the money runs out in about 28 days and when you've got a 12-year-old in the house who simply doesn't understand the concept of not having any money, it's not good.
We sat there for about an hour in the end and then moved off. Andy cycled home and I made for the station, having decided to catch the train home. But I just couldn't do it for some reason. I cycled along Station Road, deep in thought about my decision to catch the train and eventually I decided not to; I turned around and headed back up the road and off home via Fanny's Farm. For some reason, I had a lot of energy and enough power to take every hill, especially Markedge Lane, but then later the steep side of West Hill, with ease (considering I only have eight gears at the moment).
|Andy took this shot of Warlingham Green yesterday at around 0730hrs.|
There's a great book, that I never finished, entitled The End of Eternity by Asimov, which deals with this subject. I think I might make another attempt at reading it.