I was browsing through January’s issue of the Journal of Sporting Archaeology when a notice caught my eye: ‘Professor Allison’s lecture on “The Druidic Origins of Association Football” scheduled for the 20th March has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.’ When I contacted the journal’s editor he was unable to explain what those ‘circumstances’ were but he did put me in touch with Professor Allison.
A man’s most open actions have a secret side to them. (Under Western Eyes – Joseph Conrad)
What do we call them, these hybrid, liminal places? ‘Parks’, it seems. ‘Park’ being a word that conjures nothing of their reality, their bounty and their lack.
Lock themselves into snapshots on the steps of monolithic bronze as if suspecting the subtle mourning of the photograph might later conjure in the memory all they are now incapable of feeling. (‘The Permanent Tourists’ – PK Page)