just recognised the area that I'm in. This is the site where I did
some rehearsals for one of the worse shows I've even been in and
one of the reasons why I don't do anything like that anymore. There's
a strange collection
of objects in front of me. There is a silver
birch branch and it's frosty, and just in front of it is a
brick which has been broken in half but it's still lying together
which a one inch gap between the two pieces, a straw and three
other bits of wood. They're probably totally unrelated, but
the positioning makes them look like they should be from the same
You know that fear you have, when you're a child and there's stream
that you have to jump over? Well, I'm
experiencing it now. I'm standing in front of a stream which
is only about half a metre wide and no depth at all and there are
leaves leading into it. But for some reason, it's scared me.
I entered an area of denser wood a moment ago, but I've started
hearing really solid traffic in front of me. I've got completely
confused. I forgot that I must be coming up towards The Avenue.
I've just found the
most amazing amazing fungi. It seems to be growing from underneath
this piece of dead wood and emerging from these leaves on the floor.
It's got this beautiful yellow colouring, drifting to brown stems.
And then some other capped ones, just along from them which are
lighter. It's like at home, when we'd occasionally get puffballs
which, and I don't think you should really, but you can burst them.
And all these spores go everywhere. It's also reminding me of the
other day when I heard someone saying that mushrooms are closer
to meat in structure than vegetable. Well that's good to know.
There's a hole in the ground. A
pit. I have no idea what it is.
I've just found more mushrooms. Only decaying
ones. And another
type which is growing on a tree stump, which look like they
are part of the tree because they have rings growing through them
in the direction of the tree rings. I remember being told that you
can eat these, but I'm not going to try, just in case.
I've just been struggling my way through twisted branches and holly
bushes and I thought I was coming out onto an open green but I've
ended up in the middle of brambles. There's no footpath and no way
out it seems. I'll just have to climb over them. There's
gorse too. I've come to a ditch which is filled with bramble,
oh and it's really stream. The sides have slippery fern on the banks.
I'm going to try and jump it.