Friday, 17 August 2012
Response 2: As time goes by
My old friend Carruthers certainly likes his antiques; I must look around his study. Wonder what that contraption is? “There is a time for every purpose under heaven” Hmm interesting verse wonder why he’s had it engraved on his chair? What are all these buttons? Select date and year then push lever forward. Let me see, 21st Dec 1940. Push lever, what’s going on?? White wall, blue, then yellow, white again, black. Total darkness, no ceiling! Where’s the roof? Balloons in the sky!! What’s that noise- air raid siren?? I’m in the middle of a bloody field!! Sudden stop- “Come on sonny before the gerries hit you, get in the shelter!” No way am I leaving this chair! 17 August 2012- weeds, bridge, tree, house, looks familiar, bookshelf and- I’m back! “Hello!” Carruthers familiar tones! Been waiting long? “Ha ha, no time at all old boy, no time at all”.