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Jonathan Humble

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Look closely and you’ll see I am not here. Listen to these convincing noises. Observe my empathetic nodding. Engaged without listening, I am here, and yet I am not. Behind these eyes, I am in a dusty album between old pages of black sugar paper. See how I am grey and balding, but my hair is long and ginger. I appear serious, but I am smiling through a pair of round NHS spectacles, wearing denim on a spring day in Bradford, with someone you have never met. No, I am not here. And in truth, I have not been for some time.

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Blog entries by Jonathan Humble

Still Life (20/08/2019)

You and I (20/06/2019)

Book End (22/04/2019)

Yew (18/04/2019)

Coming Home (09/04/2019)

Fireweed (16/03/2019)

One Called Paul (27/01/2019)

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Devon Brock

Sat 29th Jun 2019 22:53

Jonathan, I can't stop watching you recite "You and I". I am haunted by it. Cheers. Wow, that felt weird, writing "cheers". Not my native jargon.

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