Song of Ourselves

Song of Ourselves (REFRAME, University of Sussex, 2015):  The French psychogeographer Annie Ernaux writes that “It is other people – anonymous figures glimpsed… – who…reveal our true selves through the interest, the anger or the shame they send rippling through us”. On that principle, this was my selection of recurrent themes overheard in talk during my three years spent out of work and out of doors in daytime.

Extract

“A gift to myself at mid-life: a few years out of doors in daytime in this town I’ve taken root in, after the example of those free men – Thoreau, Whitman, Kerouac. Having stripped of salary and status I determined to become a woman who took up space with her notepads and rucksack, unburdened, for a while, of concerns over productivity and appearances.”

Let's Be Quiet We'll Catch Some Fish
Song of Ourselves