Well, it’s been a week since Christmas, but at least all the bloody ice and snow has gone now. And so on into the New Year.
News? Not a lot really, although I did have another visit from Della last night. We just sat around and talked only this time she brought round some very intriguing letters and photographs relating to the Black Magical activities that took place in and around Highgate and other nearby parts of north London spanning over a ten year period from the late 1960s onwards. I offered her a glass of wine and she filled in quite a bit of background about the material she had brought, as I was also able to do for her. At last it seemed to be all ‘fitting together’; the whole of the story so obvious, but as yet, untold. Having said that, I gave her my word that her confidence in myself was not misplaced. She said it was not that it could not be published eventually, but she just wanted my word that I would not release any material without her prior say so.
One particular thing that concerned her was her set of photographs relating to HC taken in 1971. We spent some time discussing the meaning of various glyphs and symbols, and their significance – as well as the identities of other people that she felt were definately connected with the use of Highgate Cemetery at the time. One of these people apparently was also making ‘nocturnal visits’ to Kensal Green cemetery in North London, with his friend who was by profession a taxidermist.
Well, it’s New Year’s Eve tonight. My long talk with Della certainly brought to mind several old acquaintances from the past, although Della seemed anxious above all else to discourage me from dwelling too much on these matters and to concentrate on the present. In fact this was not hard, because ‘work’ over, we really had a lovely time talking about other things going on at the moment which for a refreshing change had nothing to do with Highgate Cemetery, Highgate forums, the world wide web or the omnipresence of some silly ‘vampire’!
Della did seem a little concerned because she thought I wasn’t eating enough, although I tried to explain my weight had always been consistent and I am really quite healthy. But it didn’t work! Because she suggested that next time we might meet for dinner.
Well she had to go eventually, although we are meeting again in the New Year. Which I shall be celebrating soon with another bottle of wine!