A Month of Pairs – FEATURE – A Side Of Two London’s…

I have always been one of those people that if something is on my mind I have to write it down, I think I have always been taught that writing when something is on your mind is better than trying to remember it later.

I am meant to be on my way to improv but got inspired by time on my own, music the scenes of London. So when I originally wrote this I was in South Bank centre in the early evening.

I have lived in the capital (or just outside) most of my life (apart from the times I haven’t obviously) and I suppose it can fit into the theme of duos as it is sort of relevant and related.

I love London, I love the fact that no day is the same, I love the fact that you can always find something new to do or see, the smell, the comedy scene, I could go on and on. Even though I love London, I also hate it as well.

If I am away from London for too long, I miss it dearly – there are areas of London that I can walk around many many times and never get bored of and if I get homesick I will always walk these certain streets when I return home.

I also hate London, which is unfair really because there is so much I love about it. I don’t like the rudeness of people, I don’t like how everyone is switched off from everyone, I don’t like that after a few hours you can feel the loneliest person in the world.

I have travelled to many areas and countries, I have also lived in many places and the sense of community and the feeling of being part of something, where as in London you always feel sort of lost at times.

Now, improv fan, of course I am not talking about the improv scene and community. If I could move both the improv scene and my job to where ever I wanted to live then I would.

That’s the thing with the feeling of duos sometimes, you always have to take the highs with the lows. I would say I love London 80% of the time but when the 20% of dislike comes in, it can hit a lot harder and effects me more.

Crazy isn’t it but no matter how much I go through the dislike at times, I live by a very famous quote:

“When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life.” – Samuel Johnson

I may dislike London at times but i am NEVER bored.

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