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Paul Larkin

Chroniclers are privileged to enter where they list, to come and go through keyholes, to ride upon the wind, to overcome in their soarings up and down, all obstacles of distance, time and place.
Charles Dickens - Barnaby Rudge, Chapter The Ninth

Sisyphus, John Lennon and the death of architect and mate Brian Anson

Apart from the working class males who suffer this excruciating condition, does anyone really understand what it is to be sensitive, working class and male?

Rebel architect Brian Anson (suaimhneas Dé ar a anam) has been cremated today (25/11/09) in Milhac, a village in the beautiful Dordogne region of France. Brian came from an extremely poor background in Liverpool but from an early age showed a talent for drawing and putting things together, that made architecture an obvious option. Obvious that is if you are comfortably off, you went to the right school and mammy and daddy have the right connections. Not so obvious, indeed a route of torture, if you are from a poor background and quite obviously from a poor background in terms of your appearance. White middle and upper class people can smell proletarian physiognomy coming at them at a thousand paces and it terrifies them.

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