Category Archives: rag-pickings

Safe Harbours and Energy Zones – a wander around ‘The Path’.

a tidal log book: salt, moon, sun, wind ≈ I – Kirkcaldy Harbour To think of the journeys that have started and ended here. Safe harbour: a place of refuge or shelter. Arrivals and departures, crossing borders. Time measured in tidal flows. A … Continue reading

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The Osmotic Ocean

  osmosis: A gradual, often unconscious process of assimilation or absorption; the spontaneous passage or diffusion of water or other solvents through a semipermeable membrane. ≈ The walker on the city street stops to gaze at the ocean. Tracing a … Continue reading

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Locality Atlas

  thaw of the frozen lands     heat of volcanic flux     air of the salt lake   ≈≈≈ Now Playing: Kassel Jaeger – Deltas  

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shattered bottle / Zen Garden

  shattered bottle / Zen garden   ≈≈≈ Now playing: John Cage – Ryoanji

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How it Begins

how it begins (or ends) ≈≈≈ Now playing: Morton Feldman – For Samuel Beckett

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Map Ref

  “Interrupting my train of thought. Lines of longitude and latitude …” (56.036997, -3.395852) ≈   Either side of a surface Cross section of a world (in concrete) ≈≈≈ Now playing: Wire – Map Ref. 41°N 93°W

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The Fifty-Fourth Station of the Tōkaidō (in Kirkcaldy)

Perhaps there was a fifty-fourth station of the Tōkaidō. What if Hiroshige transcended time and geography, sailed into Kirkcaldy harbour and placed a stone block in the outer walls of the library. A nod to an alternative Eastern Sea Road. … Continue reading

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erasure / profile

  erasure / profile contemplation on the absence of an egg ≈ Now playing: Sarah Davachi – ‘At Hand’ from Let Night Come On Bells End The Day.

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Two Hours in the Lang Toun

Two hours. I have just dropped off a bunch of excited teenagers at Kirkcaldy Ice Rink (now rebadged as Fife Ice Arena) for the afternoon skating session. With too little time to return home and do anything meaningful, it seems like … Continue reading

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Through the White World

Island of residual ≈ It was only for a few days. The immediate sensory world became a continuum of white and grey. A familiar world made strange.  Almost all colour, leached from the field of vision and imagination. White Grey … Continue reading

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