A Magic Gate In The City of Cambridge
On Saturday I was at a creative writing course in Cambridge run by artist Lyndell Phelps and poet, writer, producer Dan Simpson. It was a very warm day, perhaps too warm to be cooped inside writing. Luckily we were able to sit out in the warm sunshine for the second half of the writing day.
On my way home I decided to have a wander in the sun. I stumbled upon a gate which I’d never seen before. This was odd as I often walk down this particular road and have NEVER noticed it before. Being curious by nature I decided to venture inside even though it was deserted and there were abundant eerie shadows at the entrance.
I discovered a tiny park with lots of pretty trees, a fabulous blue sky up above and the added bonus of some shadows! Yes, I do like shadows!
I took some photos which you can see and even though the park was tiny these images seem to make it look enormous!
I lingered a while and then left the park via a different gate. To my surprise I ended up coming out on an entirely different road. This was so odd and somewhat disorientating. How could I have started on Shaftesbury Road and ended up on Aberdeen Avenue? Is that even possible? Perhaps I had too much sun? Or maybe, could this be…
The tiny park had its gates wide open just as if it intended to say:
Who knows? It would be wonderful to imagine that magic played a part in this.
I shall investigate again very soon at the next creative writing meeting… who knows I might find a fairy or two, or maybe even a unicorn next time!
Bye for now,
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