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This is London, not Antartica, so why don't the tubes run all night,
You are my Girlfriend, not Molly Ringwald, so why won't you stay here tonight,
This is sixth form poetry not Keats or Yeats, and now we find the part that we both hate.

We love the city because it lets us down, We love the city NOT the suburbs that surround.
We love all the dirty things, that lead us to think, that maybe true love could be found.
We love the city because its how we live, We love the city cause it never loves us back.
We love it all because sometimes, even though they're hard to find, it contains all the virtues we lack.

(Hefner "We Love The City")

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I wasn't having a good morning today on the tube. I was running about forty-five minutes late to work, and thinking far too much about sad and frustrating things and getting embarrassed because I could tell other passengers could probably tell I was upset.

A couple opposite me got up to get off at Notting Hill Gate and as they did, the man handed me a slip of paper. I was a bit worried it would be some kind of religious sales pitch (which I really was not in the mood for) but inside was the message in the photo.

It had a bit of a mixed effect on me to be honest. On the one hand it made me happy that someone had broken through that London Tube social barrier to say something nice to a total stranger. On the other I wanted to explain part of what I was upset about, the thing that wasn't and won't be ok. Overall though, all the stuff that kicked this off, the stuff I can change - that will be ok. Eventually.
23rd Feb 2008, 10:44   | tags:,,,

Twiglet says:

Ain't that the truth!

Edit: Big hugs because you're unhappy xxxx

23rd Feb 2008, 11:05

Dhamaka NLI says:


23rd Feb 2008, 11:42

Jane Doe says:

(((hugs))) I think that's pretty heart-warming actually. Hope things get resolved... eventually.

23rd Feb 2008, 11:47

nice story, and the note is correct; everything will be alright

23rd Feb 2008, 11:51

OCD Sprocket says:


let's all just break down some walls shall we

23rd Feb 2008, 11:53

kel says:

thanks all x

23rd Feb 2008, 12:49

strong1 says:

one love.

23rd Feb 2008, 13:14

MaggieD says:

Hey, can understand how that must have made you feel ..... a virtual hug from me ... little message to you on my blog ....

23rd Feb 2008, 21:50

JEsson says:

I hope today has been a better day for you.

24th Feb 2008, 04:03

Salome says:

Oh Kel, I wish I could make things better for you. You know I'm always always here for you. Much love from here.

24th Feb 2008, 04:06

kel says:

Feeling a lot better today and thinking that message has a lot more truth to it...

24th Feb 2008, 10:20

*more hugs

24th Feb 2008, 11:23

seaneeboy says:

Big hugs, and hurrah for nice people on the tube.

25th Feb 2008, 10:38

jc1000000 says:

I think that's cool. And it will be too :)

25th Feb 2008, 11:43

Honestly, there's not a dry eye in this house ...

26th Feb 2008, 21:12

Viv says:

more virtual hugs

4th Mar 2008, 21:07

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