Sunny Disposition in Bloomsbury Square in the Winter
While you read this please play this video of Chet Baker’s- I get along without you very well.
Today, I watched the day go by under the warmth of the sun with the cold wind chills of London blowing away the piercing burn. It’s been days since I’ve seen such wonderful weather with the two extremes, the heat and the cold, working together to make an effortlessly pleasant day.
To make the most of the free Vitamin D I perched myself upon a park bench in the heart of Bloomsbury Square and watched as the sun went down, happily reading a book, and slowly sipping my Earl Grey tea while listening to my old friend Chet Baker. For hours I sat there, not knowing why but just being compelled to do so. With a smile I looked at my surroundings and immersed myself, loosing myself to the sky, the trees, the houses, and the people.
The pigeons were fed and life was bustling while students sat on the grass along with the many suits enjoying this rare occasion eating their sandwiches. The red double deckers came and went and the black taxis went to and fro but life in this square was still as the sun illuminated the green of the grass and the nests that were up high in the trees.
Now from the window of my hostel I watch the dusty twilight sky after only just experiencing the sun falling behind the Victorian Terrace houses. The wind still blowing gently preparing for the colder night ahead.
My second last day and I seem to already miss this often gloomy and dreary place. With that said however, London has grown deep within my heart, as a home away from home.
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I am reduced to a thing that wants Virginia. I composed a beautiful letter to you in the sleepless, nightmare hours of the night, and it has all gone: I just miss you, in a quite simple, desperate, human way. You, with all your undumb letters, would never write so elementary a phrase as that; perhaps you wouldn’t even feel it. And yet I believe you’ll be sensible of a little gap. But you’d clothe it in so exquisite a phrase that it would lose a little of its reality. Whereas with me it is quite stark: I miss you even more than I could have believed, and I was prepared to miss you a good deal. So this letter is really just a squeal of pain. It is incredible how essential to me you have become. I suppose you are accustomed to people saying these things. Damn you, spoilt creature; I shan’t make you love me any the more by giving myself away like this—but oh my dear, I can’t be clever and standoffish with you: I love you too much for that. Too truly. You have no idea how standoffish I can be with people I don’t love. I have brought it to a fine art. But you have broken down my defenses. And I don’t really resent it.
» Vita Sackville-West (1926)