A Postcard from Brighton

by Molly Moore
Sitting on Brighton beach in knickers

Twenty something years ago I lived in Brighton. This town is full of memories for me from a time when I was just starting out in the world. I felt so grown up here, away from home for the first time in my life, free to be my own self, make my own rules, be my own person. I reinvented myself in this town but I missed some vital clues and ended up taking the wrong path out of here.

It was good to return after all these years, and paths traveled as the woman I am now, content, happy, strong…. as me. It felt right to be here, to share memories with @domsigns and to remember and what I remembered most of all how much I loved this place. It is not called Little London by the sea for nothing.

So my postcard, it is to myself, my younger self, who lost her way but eventually found it again and it says

Look at you now…

Sitting on Brighton beach in knickersSinful Sunday badge

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Lisa August 23, 2014 - 11:59 pm

Oh Mollie, you’ve made me cry, and not in a good way! My man (my 1st love, 1986…on and off ’til 1988….got back together 2011, both got a child each) was living on Brighton when we reunited. I’d never been to Brighton. I hated the tourists – as a West Country girl it’s Bath on Sea – pretentious, la-de-da, over-priced! But …The Ranelagh in St. James’s Street – blues/brilliant live music, the Pav Tav….great staff..! More venues than I can remember..St. James’s Street. …Kemptown… I hated commercial Brighton….I want my man’s Chain Pier House address back….

Mariasibylla August 24, 2014 - 12:16 am

I love the colors in this. The hot pink and the bright blue, they match the look on your face: Powerful, confident, serene, beautiful, knowing, owning. Your words may have led me in the choice of descriptors I chose but not the feeling, that’s all the image. Love it!

Marie Rebelle August 24, 2014 - 12:32 am

It’s such a lovely photo, with beautiful colors and yes, a true postcard, but it’s your words that really touched my heart!

Rebel xox

Flip August 24, 2014 - 7:46 am

I’m with Marie, your words gave me goosebumps, so raw, so heartwarming. I’m glad you got to go back, and to show yourself just how far you’ve come.

Very touching post, Molly

Flip x

SilverDomUK August 24, 2014 - 9:35 am

I love how the pink of your top stands out against the blues of the sea and sky. I am also left wondering how many daytime/casual collars you have?

Holly August 24, 2014 - 10:17 am

I love this photo. Your distant look, the beautiful seaside, you’re clearly photographed thinking on your memories. Lovely Molly x

Kristina Lloyd August 24, 2014 - 10:43 am

Beautiful words, beautiful pic. The colours are as vibrant as the stripes on Brighton rock. And the contrast of the muted tones of actual, weathered rock and stone is lovely. It’s as if you’re sitting proudly on your experience, your bedrock.

Lovely to see you the other night!

Modesty Ablaze August 24, 2014 - 12:25 pm

This is a lovely photograph Molly. Thoughtful . . . and stately in a way! Wonderfully emotive words as per usual too.
Xxx – K

Cammies on the Floor August 24, 2014 - 12:49 pm

Love the message on this postcard, and the image of the strong, peaceful woman I see in it.

Jade August 24, 2014 - 1:20 pm

What a lovely postcard – thoughts and image – to give yourself.

Remittance Girl August 24, 2014 - 2:15 pm

Um… wasn’t there some rule about not playing on the groynes?

Serafina August 24, 2014 - 3:58 pm

Somber, peaceful and contemplating are the words that come to mind- A beautifully composed photo and great depth of field.

Bunny August 24, 2014 - 4:30 pm

Simply gorgeous! Beautiful picture for some beautiful reflection.

Mia Sinclair August 24, 2014 - 7:02 pm

Looking back on things can be so enlightening in many ways and I feel from your post here that is what you found a new perspective.

Beautiful image to illustrate.

~Mia~ xx

O August 24, 2014 - 8:17 pm

You’ve obviously made some excellent turns in the path since then. The lady in this picture seems to contain far more of interest than the city behind her.

O x

sub-Bee August 24, 2014 - 8:39 pm

Such a beautiful image and your words are so touching.

Beck August 24, 2014 - 11:47 pm

Really gorgeous image. I love the color of that hoodie too.

[email protected] August 25, 2014 - 5:58 am

The look on your face is really what draws me in. The background is stunning, the color of your hoodie is eye catching, but it’s the look on your face…

KaziG August 25, 2014 - 10:21 am

I love the pink Philly sweatshirt being part of that statement! I remember well those early years of being on my own, the freedom to make my own choices, not always the best ones… we’ve come a long way, baby 🙂

~Kazi xxx

HappyComeLucky August 26, 2014 - 10:05 pm

I love the seaside rock colours in this as well as the thoughts that you have.

John August 26, 2014 - 11:38 pm

Awesome colours; my first living away was Lancaster. I choose it to put 250 miles from my school and my community and to be within a gnat’s fart of the Lake District. Going back seems weird. I remember my first days as an eighteen year old and realise how far I’ve come in life.

Heaven September 1, 2014 - 2:05 am

Omg this pic looks so serene and beautiful. I was just at the beach this weekend and had a blast I have not been in so long. You look like you are taking in the nice sea air.


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