It was getting late, the factory workers streaming home as the cold set in. “Are you Peter’s son?” asked a shopkeeper in the gathering gloom. I nodded and during the moments that followed it felt like the entire town rushed out to say hello. Months earlier, during the summer of 1997, my dad had gone to Vizovice, a remote Czech town close to Slovakia that the fall of the iron curtain appeared to have forgotten. His brief was to transform Bata, a huge but dour Soviet shoe firm, into something hip.
They split when I was nine months old, my mom and dad. My son Ash, my first, he’s nine months old now. I look at him with a kind of envy, with his joyous bubbly eyeballs, as he blissfully jabs his little fingers into his giggly mouth and drools the drool of ignorant bliss. My husband and I are arguing about finances, and about where to live, and about laundry, and dishes. We may be upset with one another on occasion. Sometimes very upset. We are not getting divorced.
When I was 17 I watched my Dad save someone’s life. We were on holiday in Paris on the Metro when I looked on as he leapt up and grabbed hold of a young guy as he tried to throw himself from the window of the moving train. Dad held on to him for dear life. There was no way he was going to let this one go…This wasn’t the first time he had saved a life but it was the first I’d witnessed. The first time I truly understood what he did on all those night shifts. What made him who he was.
@LukeTurnerEsq Well, without those people music as a business that houses, clothes and feeds artists and all their many agents (and commentators) is even more fucked. So we just have suck it up and get closer to the front.
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