• Sam Machell

These Roads Are All Broken And Forgotten

Right testing him from this distance just about I should probably be well okay it's 16 April 2020 18 a I am in my in my car why VW are and it's just gone to the clock and driving from Redbone my house and rub onto Plymouth where I live in term time I do this drive every few weeks I'm gonna be talking the whole way it will take around six hours a I won't be talking when I'm taking breaks at service stations I'll only be talking when I'm inside the car I hope that it doesn't stop recording and I hope that the car cleaning out just reversing out of my drive my aim here gas is to pay close attention to all the details of the drive and I don't normally think about to think more carefully about how long it takes how much thought and time spent thinking I can fit into this journey and and to create a six hour long stream of consciousness against these roads are Dragon right now just outside my house there are very very suburban area lots of houses because there was a woman just walking a big dog that was the going on the M1 and going towards the M25 and then after that I will for the another part of this the project is not using my phone for satnav which I guess I do rely on even though I think I know the way so I guess this is also a test of memory test of focus because I'll be most driving carefully and talking constantly thinking of things to say try and describe my feelings and everything I see and things that reminds me of and I'll try and make this somewhat literary I suppose but I don't know how you improvising improvising detailed literary descriptions of things the weather today is overcast so the clouds mostly one colour with their highlights and shadows where the edges roundoff into each other there is no sign sky that is not dark there is still sunny the rain doesn't this trip some points dear although it's been a couple months in the spring trees around mostly still ruthless they are rising the colours mostly rounds in oranges with Svensson Green the the grass is brown sticky strategy almost when grants makes Stinson things in brochures swings away the pain that's how it feels surroundings one of the road signs just then cupboard in mildew although white was becoming green as well everything is these a desaturated colours the real thing that which is outside of developing housing estate and so is possible that they that's weird is that just noting as well flagstone so this field Hertfordshire Showground there are flags in their white and blue shrine wavy strident yellow she'll sitting down dear I don't know what that is must be the the flag of I didn't know flagstone was made when made for the identifying ships in one country ships belonging to Ward will help hold the flag during battle so I don't know must be tradition from now was Moody's flags and sporting events coming round on the M1 I'm quite busy is already in the lorries around it looks as though there's all motorways of the same and so this grassy banks and leafless small trees the from halfway's and on the left hand side there are pylons and wires a's there are low metal fences to my remarriage is right lampposts in the centre the marooned with why white stripe down what is it down to don't delivery the a what looks like a taxi or private taxi a green stone a write the minivan Suburban is hi long over the don't write Ryan so business SOS one of those phone emergency phone signs against thank you just one of those the lines show you as 60 passing another trial is established in 1969 the hill on the left is so low playing a wooden fence newly ploughed field not that you the rounders drying in the sun whitening colour's Ross this field looks like has some hails the now the surroundings consuming further on my lungs I was going off into the distance not strain the is right in assuming Lord green building windows so yet more industrial buildings where attainment you how how the suburban environment residential to almost instantly on this road this this new situation I was think about the not so much just like everyone with just cutting through this space essentially what is one of the quickest ways possible's this stuff everywhere. Everywhere things you don't normally see consider they all this outside of you this once was take forever the waste management to start with really worried that the going six hours some pylons small personal you what what is the place where nowhere someone who lives Right next someone must constantly a Lane 25 the trees and shrubs feels these were all white nice light rain and some Hale Phil White was what Ron clearly recently defined splitting and separating fractals a so small now coming down this going underneath you class roads they feel colossal and small vehicles structures something so strange and disturbing to me about the answers like that some don't exist like Disneyland with areas of abandoned cities there's a Orange and T-Mobile ring rusty barrier the site holding the the side bangs with a and everything the road appears everything is weathered all the pain feels the pain on the road the structures themselves infrastructure building the concrete small speculation Reina's lines running down the side the traffic cones are just all's well that the reflective a as all this was the side rusting the pedestrian bridge over the top feels all is well feel safe so all with they must when really the new road the M25 been reading when they decide to name these rodents the one so that's the first as a 17 I'm noticing that my petrol so regrettably. 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