Full diary for June 2014 here.
4th June: Terminal 2 The first flight flew into the new Terminal 2 at Heathrow this morning. I got to thinking about the word ‘terminal’, ‘A place where something ends’ (The Oxford Primary School Dictionary).
5th June: Gross Was on the bus when I heard a woman talking about a gross miscarriage of justice. It stayed with me all day, the term is a strange one to get your head around. Is there a not-so-bad miscarriage of justice?
6th June: Price D-Day. Seventy years ago. I cannot listen to the coverage without welling-up. To hear the veterans talk is heartbreaking. Many words continue to be said, but I find this one (said by a veteran on the BBC news this morning) particularly poignant.
This is shaping up to be a very interesting poem (especially with the history of each word known). The veterans are incredible aren’t they? It was a very different world I think.
Yes, can’t imagine landing on those beaches. My daughter was paddling on the beaches of Normandy today, I doubt she was thinking about the past the way an adult would.
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Yes, excited about Terminal 2..
..and the veterans…..never to be forgotten!
Yes, really wanted to put it in, but not sure about the look of it. Maybe it will look better once other words are around it.
Price..yes, a lot of resonance to that word..very moving..the people and their stories were so humbling..
Yes, very moving, and not many left to tell the story
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