So much of life is anticipation, killing time, counting down to the next gold star in your calendar.
So many things to love about this beautiful piece (as ever) but "the clunk of a generation shifting position like Caramacs in a leisure centre vending machine" is an absolutely class bit of writing, thanks for sharing it Justin!
"The world refused to pause" - fucking hell, Justin.
Beautiful, Justin. And huge congrats on the BBC selection!!! Fabulous news.
❤️ “All around us, life continued, loud and oblivious.” - big moments in life have a way of crystallising things like this, don’t they. I remember after losing my grandad, becoming acutely aware of life just carrying on around me
This is breathtaking Justin. The language of all these timers, invisible or otherwise, helps me name something that has been gnawing away, so thank you xx
Gorgeous line: “Milestones loom: first kisses, white weddings, babies, the clunk of a generation shifting position like Caramacs in a leisure centre vending machine.”
This is a stunning bit of writing. Thank you.
So identified with this. Thanks for your great writing as always
Wow, that did indeed make me ‘stop to think’...