Saturday, 12 January 2013
It can be dangerous when the car in front
randomly stops – or comical when a teenager
- walking up the stairs – stops dead
in tracks because a bleeping text came in
and you say ‘Sorry’ as you crash her rucksack.
It’s weird, because a voice inside desires
that we ‘Keep trucking! Keep on keeping on!’
resists an awkward, random stop.
This energy’s the kind that Bannister
used in his first four minute mile – the kind
that every lover sometimes needs to find.
Random stopping never seems a good idea
- ever – definitely not on an escalator
or motorway and Philip Larkin
bluntly knew how many things we talk
about just never happen. He also said that
this one will.