Sunday, November 19, 2017

Useless, Less Is More, More or Less.

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My eyes are closed. There’s a noise, my good ear can hear my phone beckoning me for attention. God dam phone, I reach out and touch it. It lights up, blinding me in the darkness of my room. Nope its not the alarm. Its a message. Ah look at the unearthly hour of the morning it is! Its a question of time, and its not right now, its too early. I reopen an eye. The message reads “The tickets are yours, call me to arrange collection”. Oh great, oh great, oh great. I roll over and go back to sleep in a rather excited manner. I clamber out of bed some hours later, open the curtains and look at the beautiful grass. I can only imagine one thing that would be more beautiful to look at first thing in a morning.

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I say goodbye to Poade, good looking he is but beautiful he is not. I reach for the bacon, frying pan and bread. I open the door to the outside world, and touch the air, it is warm, it is dry, nothing else is though. It is though perfect for enjoying my breakfast outside.

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As I sit there the weather improves, the sun comes out.

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I hear Buddha say to me, have you seen it? Have you noticed? Have you looked around? Something amazing has happened. Something you won’t believe.

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My head spins around, and around. what is he trying to tell me. And then I see them.

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There on an olive branch, lies two olives.

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Now? In November? Should this be? Is this the work of god or some other strange alien being from a far distant galaxy. I reach out and touch one. erm. I squeeze it, I fondle it gently. I let it go, it springs back instantaneously, back. Odd and wonderful. I look around. Its time.

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With the air so crisp and dry, I insert the key into the hole, wiggle it a little bit, to enable the immobiliser and turn it to start the old girl. I take her top down, relax into the seat and tap the throttle. She purrs in her own way, seducing me to squeeze the throttle once more, I hear the crunch of the pebbles beneath the tyres, the exhaust roar and I turn the wheel to head north into the countryside I’ve never explored, following google maps directions in scenery mode.

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I drive for some time to nowhere, in nowhere, near Derby. Here I drive up someone's drive. Someone's drive where I’m not meant to be, that is when I recheck the address. I turn around on said someone's drive, wondering if they notice me pull right up to their front door. And no they have gone! A few drives down I park at the end of the drive. I have to park at the end of the drive, the drive is full of cars. I get out and meet a devotee. She is devoted but more devoted to her dad than the band. She is doing the right thing. All I can say in his worrying moments in life she will be in the right place, but at the same time helping another devotee, be devoted.

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Some time later, after a couple of hours driving and a wad of cash gone from my wallet, I’m home once more. Am I excited? Yes I am. Am I very excited? Yes I am. Could things be better right at this moment, yes they could, but this is good enough. I open the envelope. I let my fingers dwell on the tickets inside. I give Les a call. I’m sure he’ll be please? Will he be pleased? “I got some tickets Les,we are going”. “Oh good” he says. I ask is that “oh good in good way” or “oh good, as in what stupid thing has Nack got us into now, oh good”

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Some time later we are heading south down the motorway. We know where we are going.

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We know where we are heading.

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And inevitably we

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Arrive. We park in the one single space left on the road, with out yellow lines or a car parked there already. And head towards the Library.

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Past the library and on into

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Brindley Place.

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And past it. Les tells me he needs the bank. But not this Bank, but the real kind of bank, the bank with a faceless machine that is willing to help 24/7. No smile, no voice, but always willing to help. Well not always. but on most occasions.

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We have a coffee at a coffee shop that doesn't;t want to be a coffee shop, it wants to be a closed coffee shop and a closed coffee shop is as good as coffee shop that isn't a coffee shop. After coffee, we head for a beer, at a beer shop that isn’t a shop, its a pub. A pub that doesn't;t want to to be closed. Does want to help, does want our money, now thats a help.

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We drink outside. Some other devotee comes over to us asking when the show starts, as there seams to be a last minute change to the schedule and do we know what it is? Hell do we. It matters not. We drink up and head to the lit up building following the thousands of other devotee’s.

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Not far now.

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I get the tickets out. I wonder where we will be sat?

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A while later there is no need to wander any more……..

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Well it's about time

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It's beginning to hurt

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Time you made up your mind

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Just what is it all worth

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All my useless advice

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All my hanging around

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All your cutting down to size

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All my bringing you down

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Watch the clock on the wall

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Feel the slowing of time

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Hear a voice in the hall

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Echoing in my mind

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All your stupid ideals

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You've got your head in the clouds

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You should see how it feels

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With your feet on the ground

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Here I stand the accused

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With your fist in my face

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Feeling tired and bruised

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With the bitterest taste

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All my useless advice

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All my hanging around

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All your cutting down to size

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All my bringing you down

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All your stupid ideals

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You've got your head in the clouds

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You should see how it feels

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With your feet on the ground

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Little fifteen

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You help her forget

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The world outside

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You're not part of it yet

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And if you could drive

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You could drive her away

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To a happier place

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To a happier day

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That exists in your mind

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And in your smile

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She could escape there

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Just for a while

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Little fifteen

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Why take the smooth with the rough

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When things run smooth

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It's already more than enough

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She knows your mind

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Is not yet in league

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With the rest of the world

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And its little intrigues

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Do you understand

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Do you know what she means

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As time goes by

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And when you've seen what she's seen

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You will

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Little fifteen

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Why does she have to defend

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Her feelings inside

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Why does she have to defend

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Her feelings inside

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Why pretend

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She's not had a life

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A life of near misses

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Now all that she wants

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Is three little wishes

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She wants to see with your eyes

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She wants to smile with your smile

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She wants a nice surprise

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Every once in a while

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She wants to see with your eyes

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She wants to smile with your smile

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She wants a nice surprise

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Every once in a while

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Little fifteen

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I've got to get to you first, Before they do

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It's just a question of time, Before they lay their hands on you

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And make you just like the rest, I've got to get to you first, It's just a question of time

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Well now you're only fifteen, And you look good

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I'll take you under my wing, Somebody should

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They've persuasive ways, And you'll believe what they say

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It's just a question of time, It's running out for you

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It won't be long, Until you do,Exactly what they want you to

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I can see them now Hanging around, To mess you up

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To strip you down, And have their fun, With my little one

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It's just a question of time, It's running out for you

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It won't be long, Until you do, Exactly what they want you to

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Sometimes I don't blame them, For wanting you

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You look good, And they need something to do, Until I look at you

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And then I condemn them, I know my kind, What goes on in our minds

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It's just a question of time, It should be better

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It's just a question of time

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It should be better with you

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It's just a question of time

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Enjoy the silence………….

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If you want to make things possible, anything can happen. As it happens I wasn’t expecting to be there, but there I was, I made it happen and was so please to have made it, the impossible possibly happen. Reach out touch faith, use less, less is more, more or less. Smile

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