Did a lot more work on the books today, but don’t want to keep mentioning them. Its no fun really if I can’t refer directly to what I’m writing about, and I can’t do that at this stage. Well, no author can be expected to give away the precise subject matter of a book until its actually been published.
Just another day, today, really – apart from that. To go back; woke up really early – about 7.30. – but only because a couple of tight hands woke me. It was scarcely light, and when I first woke up, or was awakened from sleep, wasn’t really sure if it was daylight or not. No dreams last night, but I had had a visitor and genuinely forgotten that she had ‘crashed out’ on the bed some hours previously. Of course, I knew who it was, but had just temporarily forgotten in that suddenly awakened state of ‘half sleep’. Can you imagine, suddenly waking up thinking you are alone, then realising somebody who visited is still with you? That is how I felt at first, temporarily forgetting who she was, until her clutching hands, together with that familiar engraved ‘serpent ring’, had suddenly awakened me to the reality of it.
No. This was no dream. She was really there; still fully dressed (at least almost) but still disturbing our sleep although she wasn’t really intending to.
I slowly remembered, I had offered to get a taxi after we had spoken for several hours. She had refused saying it was ‘too late now’ and in any event, she could get a bus in the morning. We both just somehow fell asleep on the make-shift bed which doubles up as a sofa, and had remained asleep since about 4 am.
There was nothing in it. Just a slight kiss, and that was all. She made some tea around 9 30 and then was gone. She worked in a West End office but had time off due to ’flexi hours’, so that presented no problem. So she wouldn’t really be late for work.
Might see her again, but I am very busy myself at the moment, which I think I have already mentioned.