I Explain The Major Tom Effect To Syb

2016-01-16

I can see that it’s sad for you that David Bowie is dead, dear … but I don’t see why you’re quite so bothered about it.

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“I think it’s because he was like … my own biographical Zeitgeist, Mum.”  What?  “… He was the same generation. The same geography when I was a kid. Streets not miles away from mine. I could have gone to the same school. Major Tom in his tin can – Space Oddity – I was at art college when that was playing on the radio.”

Oh, I remember you coming home from college for the holidays. I had to tell you off … your nails were filthy. “That was printing ink, Mum.”

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Decorations

“Time to get ready for Christmas, Mum. I’ve put up those salt dough figures you made. Remember?”

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Those? You’ve still got them? Oh… they’re not very good.   “They are, Mum. I thought me doing art came from Dad because he was a commercial artist. And I was all serious about it. But I think that what I actually end up making … comes from you.

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Syb’s Angel

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“Anyway. It’s time to get your hat on…..”

Syb’s Ghost Story

2015-11-04

I was going to bed on the first night in the new house. Of course I was on my own because your father had died a long time before that. All of a sudden, I sensed a presence near my bed. Cold, just cold … and I knew it was a ghost.  

“What did you do?”

I said… I don’t know who you are but I don’t want you here. Go away. 

“Did it?”

Yes.

My Mother’s Mother

I ask Syb how she feels about her own interior mother… my grandmother. I never met Nana because she was killed during the Second World War and now I realise that this means that I don’t know which bit of Syb is Nana, so to speak.

Syb doesn’t reply of course …

2015-09-30

because I never asked her this question so at the moment I cannot imagine her answer.