"i have the strangest feeling riding in the back of the taxi to linda's cottage on colombo st. that i have gone back in time. the day, the drizzle, the overcast morning light is exactly the same as it was upon my arrival to christchurch nearly one year ago. the green grass, trees, flowers everywhere make the streets look identical. the difference is that this time i'm getting a ride to a friend's house instead of a hostel.
no one is here at the colombo cottage and i have solitude and silence as i wash my face and comb my hair. time to think in quiet about what i'll do next. there is no note, no welcome except one - the best one possible:
03 524 8507
car still there
the adventure continues."