I found this story in my archives, dated 1998. Warning: it has some vulgar language and scenes near the end.
She loved mirrors. Every room in the house had two if not three. They were round, oval, square, rectangular, faded, new, clear, gold leaf stained, and cracked. There were fragments of mirrors, and mirrors left over from other people’s bedrooms and bathrooms. The long mirrors were used to check skirt lengths and shoes, the round ones reflected the landscapes outside the window so she wouldn’t have to turn around in the chair if the view was the other way. The were hand mirrors, magnifying mirrors, and mirrors you could no longer see yourself in, so faint was the backing. It is a particularly sobering experience to look into a mirror and see a triangle of cracked plaster where your mouth should be. Continue reading “The House of Mirrors”
In addition to Circles, Patrick, Stephanie, and Phil accompanied Lady June in this recording of Loving. Much of this recording is a Lady June poetry recitation, and the audio quality is on the somewhat abysmal side, but perhaps you’ll enjoy the pictures I put to the recording. (Many are re-used from the Circles video.)
Patrick, sent this recording to me on 22 Jan 2014 with the following description.
YouTube video of a recording from Patrick, sent to me on 22 Jan 2014, along with the following description.
In 1978, before we moved to the House you all know, There was a poetry reading in the French Restaurant. It ended in a free for all between an Irish bagpiper and and Australian poet.
Before that there is this part.
I think Stephanie is performing flute in public for the first time, and I am performing on guitar in public for the last time. I believe it was this 12-string that Gretchen bust over Pedro’s head (RIP)
Lady June is singing(?) and reciting. You can find her on the web Lady June Campbell.
On 26 July 2018 the Deia International Music Festival will host a special concert to honor Patrick. The concert includes trios by Coleridge-Taylor, Gilchrist, Torrandell and Patrick’s friend Carl Mansker, performed by Suzanne Bradbury (another of Patrick’s dear friends), Eilidh Martin and Tom Hankey.
The concert will begin at 9:00 PM and will be held at Son Marriog.
This is the 40th anniversary of the festival founded my father and Stephanie and will be a special night to remember.