Calling time

by Kelvin Smith

Eventually there is a need to make a change in topic or direction, to open a new chapter. This means closing the container that holds one bunch of words, putting it to one side and setting off to fill a new box with different bits of text. It’s funny that this new emptiness is roughly the same size as the last, no need to change the idiom that much. There’s a comfort in the new number, sometimes a title, summary or list of keywords, but best of all is the nice area of white space at the top of the page and a very big initial letter.