Letters to the Future

  • August 19, 2017 Letter to the Future, 19th August 2017

    I started taking anti-depressants when I had a child. It’s not that having a child made me depressed, although that’s part of it; having a child made it impossible for me to *be* depressed. I coul...

  • August 06, 2017 Letter to the Future 6 August 2017

    At some point, you stop being afraid, or so you think.

  • July 23, 2017 Letter to the Future, 23 July 2017

    In which there are no more seminal movements, or seminal moments

  • July 09, 2017 Letter to the Future, 9 July 2017

    What I notice most, these days, is the wear and tear of the city, these gaps in its narrative, as it’s been weeks of heat slowly rising through the asphalt, the slides are too hot, the grass doesn...

  • June 25, 2017 Letter to the Future, 25 June 2017

    In the weeks since I last wrote I've been reading of people who could genuinely predict the future. They weren't seers or soothsayers exactly, and nor were they the stuff of myth, like Tiresias or Cas...

  • June 11, 2017 Letter to the Future: 11th June 2017

    The present knows nothing. The present is mute, stupid and feeble. The present is lost in a sea of sensory overload. It’s only in retrospect that anything can pretend to make sense.

  • May 28, 2017 Letter to the Future, 28 May 2017

    I've been struggling to see past tomorrow.

  • May 14, 2017 Letter to the Future, 14 May

    I was trying to tell you, it’s about inequality.

  • May 01, 2017 Letter to the Future, 1st May

    You are walking down a path in a well-maintained park on a sunny day. On each side, lawns stretch their fingers to cast iron fences. Up ahead, rows of boldly coloured tulips stand to attention. It's a...

  • April 17, 2017 Letter to the Future, 17 April 17

    Are you still screening It's a Wonderful Life on TV at Christmas?