Friday, July 31, 2009

HBH 143

foolish heart backslides
loitering down memory lane
the old loves return

For some reason, the dratted Madame X (of whom I had felt myself quite cured) has been haunting my thoughts during this holiday of mine. Perhaps it is just that I saw her again - for the first time in ages - just before I went away. Perhaps it's the fact that she is one of the only people back in China with whom I've had some contact while travelling. More likely, I think, it's that the last time I had a holiday, two years ago, was when my crush on her was at its height, and being in the same places and in the same 'holiday mode' now revives those memories, makes them seem fresh again, recent, painful.

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