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04 March 2012


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I so agree. A little incident: we sat here tonight, heard a crash and found a car full of young lads had taken the corner too sharply and caused a domino crash into the front of my stationery car. Thankfully nobody was hurt but my car is probably a write-off.

Not bad boys in this case, just reckless. No point in getting angry. Another time, another place, it could be my son. Let's just hope they've learnt something.

Hello Boots

Lovely post. Refreshing to experience again the gilded performance of a great song. I decided a while ago not to get angry at things I could do curse-all about. So much energy wasted that could go into people, work and just enjoying the day.

You might say this is rather passive. (Passive resistance to an aggressive zeitgeist?) But in adding to the sum of contentment perhaps one can contribute to a tidal change in human consciousness. It certainly makes day by day life better.

The perfect bit of music for these awful times. Your new housemate is a beautiful girl, and like mine not at all what you thought you needed. My "baby angel" is at least now and I can hardly remember when I doubted her place in my life.

I say, don't read, watch, or listen to 'the news.' Their news is never the news I want to hear. I want to hear about books and gardens and birds.

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Thought for life

  • The House of Breath, William Goyen
    We are the carriers of lives and legends - who knows the unseen frescoes on the private walls of the skull?

Thinking about . . .

  • Daniel Klein, Travels with Epicurus
    I too listen to music more and more. Throughout my life, music has stirred me more than any other art form, and now, in old age, I find myself listening to it almost every evening, usually alone, for hours at a time.
  • Julia Blackburn, Thin Paths
    I began writing because I liked to write things down. I learnt foreign languages because they seemed to enter my head by a process of osmosis.
  • Joan Bakewell, Stop the Clocks
    I live contentedly alone. It's better that way and I am often thoughtful about what has been and what might have been. There are many like me.
  • Patti Smith, M Train
    Oh to be reborn within the pages of a book.
  • Patti Smith, M Train
    Why is it that we lose the things we love, and things cavalier cling to us and will be the measure of our worth after we’re gone?
  • Judith Kerr, Observer Magazine, 22 November 2015
    I don't believe in God. I find it much easier to believe in ancestors. I like to imagine they are pointing us in the right direction.

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