Getting Wet by the Rain


Photographer Unknown, (Getting Wet by the Rain)

“The road was wet with rain, black and shiny like oilskin. The reflection of the street lamps wallowed like yellow jelly-fish. A bus was approaching- a bus to Piccadilly, a bus to the never-never land- a bus to death or glory.

I found neither. I found something which haunts me still.

The great bus swayed as it sped. The black street gleamed. Through the window a hundred faces fluttered by as though the leaves of a dark book were being flicked over. And I sat there, with a sixpenny ticket in my hand. What was I doing! Where was I going?”

–Mervyn Peake, “Same Time, Same Place”, Weird Shadows from Beyond

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