Hitchcock is on the TV. His face has been absorbed into his neck like Humpty Dumpty. “It’s takes a year for them to be a classic,” he says on Psycho.

So here’s to the year, maybe we’re all making classics and it will take a year.

“She would watch from the window same time, same place, every week and sure as God’s in Heaven, the gatekeeper would cross the veranda going just out of eye shot to the open the door to the washhouse for the whole of Storie Street.”

It takes a year but day 2 and I’m still on track.

Next excerpt tomorrow, day 3.

 

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