Thursday, September 11, 2014

The sound of the waves

Below is an illustrated talk I gave recently in Auckland. It's a precis of a longer talk, at times a bit vague, but it covers my journey in writing 'Journey to a Hanging' in its varying moods - pensive, worried, pleased, and in the end, feeling a sense of infinite relief.

Alas, while giving the talk, I left out a beautiful quote from Mark Twain on the sound of the waves in Napier which he noticed when he visited Napier in 1895. He was staying in the Masonic Hotel which faced the beach and he woke up in the night and noted down the very special melancholy of these waves, which he also decided were a great solace.


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  4. Dear Peter,

    I contact you as a student writing my doctoral thesis on time, memory and space within Napier's visual culture. I have been profoundly moved today, in surfing through some of your work (spurred on by The Newest City on the Globe) and wondered if I might be able to contact you in whichever manner is most comfortable and convenient for you, about my topic? It seems extremely presumptuous to write this on your blog (I couldn't find an email address for you) and so shan't go on divulging on here as I feel I so easily could. Instead may I please leave you my email address in the hopes that you might have a brief moment to spare in which to connect?

    I appreciate you are busy enough and this is very out of the blue and shall understand if there is no reply.

    My own work and query aside, I wanted to say how moving I found your documentary Pansy to be. The ground fell from beneath my feet more than once.

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