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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

From "My Memories of a Future Life" by Roz Morris

My Memories of a Future Life - Episode 1 of 4: The Red SeasonWithin the soundproofed walls, the candles knew the truth. This wasn’t nirvana. It was a building in the grimy backlands of Clapham Junction station. In the yoga studio all was hushed, but the candle flames stirred to agitated vibration as a train passed. Delicate instruments, shivering to an influence none of us could hear or feel.

The truth was I shouldn’t be here, lying still on a purple slip of mat in a row of people who looked like they’d all fallen from the sky. Being told by a barefoot girl to empty my mind. To quiet my thoughts. And just be.

Quiet was something I’d had too much of in the past few weeks.

If this were a proper day I’d be at my piano, sending glorious noise out of its black wing. For hours I would see only the black and white keys. My reflection in the lacquer-black bodywork swaying across the gold lettering. My hands lifting and falling.

That was before the pain.

Now, on this first Monday, instead of dancing up a storm of demisemiquavers on a Hamburg Steinway, I was lying on a wooden floor on a sticky mat, trying to be – quiet.

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