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I wonder, you wonder

January 9, 2012

The weather really makes me wonder sometimes. Is it possible to skip a season? To skim over the honesty, the bitter honesty of winter with the harshness which surrounds you and reminds you that you are part of this world, not simply taking each step as you please. When the sun is warm on your cheeks and you can come and go as you please – you are in control. Winter strikes like a snake, putting you in your place.

So, is it possible to skim this transition? Will we breeze right onto spring or will be have to bite our words, retract back into the bitterness that is mid-November, and think of the weeks ahead that drag on until we finally land in February. The start of leather jackets and chunky scarves, thermal t-shirts tucked reassuringly underneath denim shirts and leggings pulled into cosy ankle boots.

When I left London to move to Brighton, I knew that I was finally coming home. East Sussex was where I have spent the majority of my life – I’ve moved around a fair bit but from the age of 9 years old I have lived in East Sussex, before returning to Kingston for University at age 21, and moving onto South East London at age 23.

The majority of my friends were super supportive about my decision to leave the Big Smoke, with a cat tucked under my arm, to move in with my wonderful boyfriend of (at the time) eight years. The ones that weren’t (and these were only a very small handful) simply couldn’t understand this decision, and nor did they try to. They didn’t understand why anyone would leave such a brilliant city. And I understand that. But watch this film, and maybe you will see why I decided to come home.

Caleb Yule, age 13 (when he made this film).

This is a place that I don’t feel alone. This is a place that I call my own.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Laia permalink
    January 10, 2012 8:01 pm

    I like you in Brighton but I miss you very very much

  2. January 11, 2012 11:59 pm

    I like you in Barcelona but I miss you too xxxx

  3. January 13, 2012 3:21 pm

    I like you in Cheshire, but I miss you x

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