Paignton Seafront

Simon Ford

Once upon a time, I, Simon Ford, dreamt I was Paignton Seafront.

Standing still against the tide, I was to all intents and purposes a seafront.

I was conscious only of following my fancies as Paignton Seafront and was unconscious of my individuality as a man.

Suddenly I awoke. There I lay, myself again.

Now I did not know whether I was a man dreaming I was Paignton Seafront

or whether I was now Paignton Seafront dreaming I was a man.

Between man and a seafront there is necessarily a barrier.