The Kick-About #61 ‘I Remember’

Memory can be a tricky thing…

Red's Kingdom

Our last Kick-About together was a celebration of the idea of tea-making, tea-drinking, and its various rituals. Without this activity, with its powers of comfort and displacement, I wonder sometimes how we would otherwise negotiate some of life’s disappointments, large and small. Disappointment is one of the themes of Molly Drake’s I Remember, and it is Drake’s delicate, if devastating song that has this week inspired us to produce new works in a short time.

Marion Raper

My story begins with our family holiday to Dorset. It was probably early 60s and I think we were staying in Swanage. We were usually quite lucky with the weather, but it was not to be this time. As we had no car then, my parents decided on taking a nice coach trip to Lulworth Cove which was a famous beauty spot not far along the coast. My sister and I…

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7 responses to “The Kick-About #61 ‘I Remember’”

  1. philgomm says :

    Many thanks, Kerfe X

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  2. sunhesper says :

    You did such a beautiful thing with this. The sketches are amazing, and I loved where you went with the poem. I had not known of her connection to Nick Drake either until this prompt. It does flow perfectly from the last theme of tea. How could we bear our tragedies without its healing and ineffable sense of companionship?

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  3. robertawrites235681907 says :

    Your entry is very intriging.

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