Diana Peasey

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'Transit'
  

I have lived a life in transit. A history of comings and goings. A pattern of friendships, break-ups, packing, storing and unpacking. Of boxes, crates and suitcases, living in many places over the years. Tents, hotels, boarding school, halls of residence and houses, of course. Some of them though, I could never call my home.

They were part of that temporary phase of being. Having arrived from somewhere and yet not there. Suspended in time, waiting for departure. Twice I have been holed up in a hostel. Decisions in making, transforming our lives. Hoping for a plane that would take me away from a colonial crisis or a car journey to a new future. The circumstances were beyond my control.

 

(Transit pgs 97 99 in 3D New Fiction and Poetry, Laundrette Books, NTU 2006)

 

 

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