A Meditation

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Go slowly. Pace yourself. Make plans. Break them. See this, see this, see this, stop seeing. Look around. That chipped glass by the escalator. That blinking duck with its bill between its shoulder blades. That Princess Diana memorial fountain across Hyde Park. Those four pound fifty hot dogs. Those questions about the differences in McDonald’s. That jovial palace guard. That Zayn Malick cover with pre-recorded piano. Those gallery backaches. Those seven-year anniversaries with geography. Those Hammersmith and Circle delays. That can you hear me out, no, I can’t, we’re late (and I’m no good to you). That combination cycle shop/cheeseburger joint. How does one drive in this city? How does one move to a city, and another, and another? Go slowly. Pace ourselves. There is time.

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