Monday, January 4, 1982
The big day, back at school, the usual high hopes and optimism but within minutes the same stifling ordinariness. . . . Just the same. I don't care about Claire anymore and I’ll just let things go, for she's getting on with Adam and what’s the point? She’s too materialistic anyway. . . . Everyone seems pretty well convinced I’m after Evelyn.
I wrote half an essay and after school, when some of the old feelings returned, I finalised studies for my next art composition. I sent off for a Kerouac biography. . . .
There's massive flooding throughout Yorkshire; the big thaw on Saturday and the heavy rain is to blame. York is being evacuated because the floodwater is fifteen feet higher than normal and rising.