Tag Archives: Fife Psychogeography

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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Anthropo-obscene Rorschach Test

INEOS threatens to close UK plant unless it can dodge EU pollution rules – Unearthed, 23 March 2019. When the mirror loses its reflection … ≈ Hats off to Greta Thunberg and all others holding up the mirror. ≈≈≈ The … Continue reading

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an invitation?

an invitation? to gather time to (re)open the box?   ≈≈ Now Playing: Kajsa Lindgren – ‘forest’ from WOMB

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Back to the Forest of Spectral Trees

  they came to stand and listen a hushed communion old gods. new gods.     uncanny colours, shapes and forms the strange, disorienting world of the wild wood     listening station (listen in) ≈≈≈ Now playing: Harmonia & Eno … Continue reading

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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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Glow / \ Black

W. J. Watson has suggested that this is a Pictish water-word, cognate with OW gloiu ‘liquid’, W gloyw ‘shiny’ (1926, 470), while Jacob King prefers a Celtic root *gleiwo- ‘gleaming, clear’. Place Names of Fife (2006) A Saturday in late April 2018. It feels … 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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Spaces of Silence

1876 ≈ Out of the silence of centuries, discrete words will, one day, surface for us … Edmond Jabès     text without words     unheard conversation     solitaire (listening to the light)     setting sun reflects … Continue reading

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