I am sitting in Bangkok airport waiting for a flight to London. It is a hardcore 5 hour wait but I have given up getting anxious in airports, or trying to force the time to go more quickly. Five hours will take five hours!
I have been reading an Australian paper (The Australian) which carries a syndicated Jeremy Clarkson article. It is all too surreal. That little piece with the immortal line: ‘since Jerry Garcia stopped being grateful and started being dead‘ spans my entire trajectory, Bangkok via London and Melbourne. I find it curiously reassuring.