Thursday, 31 January 2013
Good heavens. I have found two cards this year - and January is not yet over. I normally go for years without finding any. I spotted this soggy one yesterday across the road from the University of Brighton on Grand Parade. How exciting it was to see it lying there.
"You gave a talk to us last year at Camberwell where you spoke about your book The Card amongst many other things, and since then i've been anticipating the moment where a queen of hearts should fall into my path (not sure why queen of hearts, just my favourite). Today, as I was waiting at my bus stop in dulwich with a grim early-morning frown , I saw her staring up at my through the drizzle and cigarette butts. It was a special moment and my heart soared . I didn't pick her up as it's a particularly dull bus-stop so i thought someone else would appreciate her too."
Knowing she left it on the road makes me want to go over to Dulwich to see if it's still there, but I have a train to catch.
Tuesday, 15 January 2013
Though other people seem to be finding playing cards all over the place (see below), it's been nearly two years since I found a card on the street. The last time was 27 May 2011. I spotted this one yesterday on my mum's 85th birthday. It was lying in the gutter just as she was getting out of my brother's car on a side street near Euston Station. The card is a miniature so is quite hard to spot, as you can see from the picture. I was excited beyond all reason.