The search for soul!
The search for soul…
Down the Adelaide Central Market, between Marino’s butchers and the Samtass fish market, there is a walk-through breezeway to Gouger Street. Years ago there was an arcade type stall there selling second-hand books..it was run by a bloke in his fifties, if I recall…I used to browse there when I was going past.
At the end nearest the street, there was a tray holding hundreds and hundreds of these …”penny dreadfuls” I suppose you’d call them…not even with a cardboard cover, but just some lurid pic on paper with around 50 pages or so stapled in a folded booklet type thing. Many of them so old and dog-eared as to be almost a throwaway item..
I asked the man behind the stall there about them..
“What are all these scribbled, tags inside the front cover?” I asked.
“That’s the personal initial or tag to identify that…
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Hello, Uta….yes..thanks for the re-blog..it all helps…on the “emotion” thing the German woman was talking about…this might interest you..: https://freefall852.wordpress.com/2022/05/10/concealed/
Oops..again…you have already “liked” that piece, Uta…..apologies!
Thank you for re-blogging this, Uta. Beautifully and sensitively written.