Wednesday August 28th 2013 Tim Candler
Delighted to report that The Rabbit of Usk has
finally bitten another quest at Pen-Y Fal. And yes, the body part bitten
was again a big toe. And I guess there must be something about the shape
and size of a Rabbit's biting parts that makes the big toe a natural
thing for a Rabbit to bite. I mean, a shin or a leg just seems too
awkward a surface for a Rabbit to really get his mouth around. And
it is also the case that these attacks by the Rabbit of Usk are not
necessarily preceded by murderous intent, so leaping for the throat is
quite out of the question.
This time The Rabbit of Usk's
victim was King Offa, whose rivalry with Alfred for the title First King of
England, I have alluded to a number of times over the past several years.
And worth noting too that in nineteen seventy something King Offa had been
dead for thirteen hundred or so years. Anyway, I'm excited, because I can
call this second bite by the Rabbit of Usk, progress. Or if you prefer I can
call it, furtherance of narrative. Both of which are the process of
structure. The way I get from here, to there, without losing touch
with the real. Which, if I might be forgiven for saying, is you.