Two blonde girls in a pink Fiat 500 How we love you dashing through texting – talking laughing – driving Too short skirts you little flirts snapchat – chitchat facetime – online Two blonde girls in a pink Fiat 500 Speeding by with painted eyes boyfriends – girlfriends bartends - weekends Fresh from the gym all fit and thin skinny ribs – tiny tits lovely bum – bubble gum Two blonde girls in a pink Fiat 500 Phone distracts her, misses corner wreckage – young age big mess – hopeless No more invites, floral tributes sign of cross – what a big loss parents mourn – both firstborn Two blonde girls in a pink Fiat 500 Having fun and dying young such short lives – never made wives what a pity – life's so shitty (picture courtesy Mail Online)
Does my header art remind you of a seventies Roxy Music album cover? Maybe it’s the foliage and the expectation of two scantily clad women appearing from behind the signs. The signs themselves were photographed on Gran Canaria during a trip in January 2016. Much needed winter sun. A zigzag path opposite the hotel led to a rocky headland, a lighthouse and a favourite spot for suicides. It was a long, thoughtful journey to the rocks below. A small memorial of painted stones marked the spot near to where those brave unhappy souls had taken their final step of faith into the unknown: Nayra, Saul, Alberto.
Just names on the parched volcanic ground to me but to someone else a loved one – brother, sister – boyfriend, girlfriend. The bottle of beer reminded me of Jim Morrison’s grave in Pere Lachaise cemetery in Paris. Perhaps an anniversary gift and one for the road. The heat of Gran Canaria in January seems an ocean of time away and I look now towards my two month summer trip to the States which starts on the 25th July. Searching for Avalon maybe.