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The Pentland Hills Walk

I det skotske højland brydes Madames sprog ned til snekrystaller.

Thursday 18 February 2016

9:44
Oh, goodness gracious, Madame is in Scotland.
Somebody just dropped her off in the middle of somewhere,
turned off and left …

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10:01
Listen: the voice of Dylan chanting
»I’m in the Highlands / this is where I want to be«
Dark clouds sailing up from the south
She starts walking
up

10:33
Madame is reminded of her boyhood in the Alps: the icewind on the mountain ridge

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10:58
Madame walks into a cloud it has no start it has no end it just suddenly already is
everywhere

11:08
She strives on in her direction then
another »suddenly«:
there are no directions

11:24
A gap in nowhere:
a sudden splash of sunlight sliding
uphill
(and then
gone)

11:39
And always and again:
this being
a stranger in the landscape the
language with every step steep into the snow
a word is lost

12:17
No thing to see not a single
word:
Madame?

14:46
Cosmic urinal

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12:41
These few words
even a child would be fluent flowing downhill
not this stutter stumbling over grey st-st-st
stones

–:–
West Kip, East Kip, Scald Law, Carnethy Hill, Turnhouse Hill

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13/14/15
Every hour has its
peak has its
(even)
stranger native appearing
out of white whirling snowcloud:

A male in shorts and sneakers
white hairy legs like
Billy Bremner(’s legs)

Two young soldiers in camouflage uniforms
square heads crew-cut
one red & one black

A male in quilt
Scottish colours
red white blue but
no bagpipe

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15:01
Suddenly a lake lights up
like a fallen sky as blue
as blue
as in Klein

15:12
Across the valley on the other side:
Sheep like downhill rolling stones
snap shot
by the sunbeam

15:34
Down in the valley spring has sprung
yellow flowers in the dark green bush

15:40
Picknick no. 2
on a mill stone by the clear streaming
Logan Burn:
»Hommus sandwich with carrot sticks«

15:53
Tuscan epiphany:
a grove of sundried pines walking uphill
their backs to the wind

16:17
Flutterstone Inn
»Pentland Burger« & BBC World News
Alas!
When will she ever get lost for
good
?

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Lady of the Pentlands

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