I live on a hill ... 'snob hill' to some
.................. I'm not a snob of course . . . our neighbours are wealthy ... and share their wonderful views of the Macdonnells with us plebs. I carried an armchair up to the cliff that overlooks the top of Burke Street so that I can have a beer and a fag in the evenings and watch the light change slowly over the hill . . . sometimes I read a book
I read a bit of Bill Clinton's autobiography ... and as he delivered another ripping section about the 1997 budget ...
I thought to myself "I shall now put this book down and go play soccer with some mates"
I look back on my obscure decision with a sense of odd wonder . . . why would I put that book down at that particular point?
. . . perhaps it was for the best.