…And then we shook hands, a firm grasp, smiled at each other and walked our separate ways. For a brief moment, I thought “should I stay in touch?”, but we both seem to acknowledge that was it. Two hours when age, culture, class, race, and ignorance did not matter.

2 hours earlier

I’m not one for queues, so how the devil I could stand in one for almost two hours when there were about 20 people in front of me beggars belief. What could hold my patience for so long? Visa requirements? A table at a posh restaurant? Yeah Right! No, an exhibition of at the Royal Arts in Piccadilly, Central London, called “Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse”.

Top Writer & Creative Technologist, Int. Award Winner. Cinemajournalist. Cardiff Uni @jomec. PhD (Dublin). Visiting Prof UBC, Ex BBC/C4News. Apple profiled.

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