…to die of nostalgia for something you never lived.

a whole made of halves . “It's a strange grief… to die of nostalgia for something you never lived.” ― Alessandro Baricco . What is nostalgia? What is it for you? . Is it the other half of a whole... a fraction of a whole, which takes up more space than the rest... . Is... Continue Reading →

Was this the way of insecurity or in security?

. “I understand what you're saying, and your comments are valuable, but I'm gonna ignore your advice.” ― Roald Dahl . Have you ever regretted taking someone's advice? Have you ever regretted ignoring someone's advice? Damned if you do and damned if you don't... But what is it that is damning you? Most often it... Continue Reading →

The Secret Life of Feelings

. “It always shocked me when I realized that I wasn’t the only person in the world who thought and felt such strange and awful things.” ― John Green . What does enveloped mean to you? . Enveloped... means to me exploring the layers which shroud us, inside and out. Thought. Feeling. And more. And... Continue Reading →

Splashed by Murky Waters

. “Life starts out with everyone clapping when you take a poo and goes downhill from there. ” ― Sloane Crosley, I Was Told There'd Be Cake . Have you ever had one of those days when you wondered if you were a part of some cosmic joke, but you're not sure which side of... Continue Reading →

Saying Terrible Things…

. I called this photograph which I chose for the DP photo challenge: Blur - The Shredded Man. This photo came about because I was feeding a fire with loose packaging material and noticed that there was a drawing on one of the pieces of shredded paper. My camera was close at hand and I... Continue Reading →

Sometimes I climb the Walls, and Lie on the Ceiling

. . “Let us dream of evanescence, and linger in the beautiful foolishness of things.” ― Okakura Kakuzō, The Book of Tea . . The title of this post is the tagline for my blog. It wasn't always the blog's tagline. I changed it... I changed it... because I felt a shift within which changed... Continue Reading →

How to be a Human Bean

. “For your information, I'm staying like this, and everyone else can just get used to it! If people don't like me the way I am, well TOUGH BEANS!” ― Bill Watterson . Hello, Human Bean! And welcome to life on earth! You're new here, freshly born, a little green, and probably wondering what the... Continue Reading →

The Problem with Orange is Blue…

. “When the light turns green, you go. When the light turns red, you stop. But what do you do when the light turns blue with orange and lavender spots?” ― Shel Silverstein . They say that nothing rhymes with orange. They say... a lot of things. They never stop talking, opining and making their... Continue Reading →

…the scale of disaster you’ve left yourself open to.

“It was like when you make a move in chess and just as you take your finger off the piece, you see the mistake you've made, and there's this panic because you don't know yet the scale of disaster you've left yourself open to.” ― Kazuo Ishiguro . . . . The other day I... Continue Reading →

The Dangerous Assumption

. . “When first I was put into prison some people advised me to try and forget who I was. It was ruinous advice. It is only by realising what I am that I have found comfort of any kind. Now I am advised by others to try on my release to forget that I... Continue Reading →

It’s not the face, but the expressions on it…

“It's not the face, but the expressions on it. It's not the voice, but what you say. It's not how you look in that body, but the thing you do with it. You are beautiful.” ― Stephenie Meyer . . . . When I first saw the focus of this week’s Daily Post Photo challenge:... Continue Reading →

A Strange Kind of Peace

“What do you think…?” I asked my partner as he walked into my office while I was working on the image in this post. He paused. Looked. Paused. Paused a bit more. I knew he didn’t like it. “You don’t like it,” I stated the obvious in an obvious yet neutral way to remove the... Continue Reading →

Experience is a brutal teacher…

. . “Experience is a brutal teacher, but you learn fast.” ― William Nicholson . . What is shadow? Is it the contrast of light or is light the contrast of it? And what about the shades of grey which exist between shadow and light? . What is... shadowed? Is it the same as shadow...... Continue Reading →

Love is a Doing word…

. . Love is a doing word… and the heart loves a new challenge. I would like to thank the beautiful soul who inspired me to do this. They messaged me on tumblr and, as I replied, what they had shared with me swirled within the place where I listen and a spark set light... Continue Reading →

Let Me Show You The Door…

. .   Have you made any New Year resolutions? If you have, do you think you’ll keep them? If you don’t keep them, will you be angry with yourself and denigrate yourself for failing to succeed in your ambitions? If you do keep them, what will be the reward, and will this reward require... Continue Reading →

What’s Your Melting Point?

. . “I am not an outsider. I am an insider who discovered that everyone else had gone out.” ― Stephen J. Day, Horizontal - The Recumbent Adventures of Philias Switchmoat . . Warmth... Hmmmm... what is your definition of warmth? Is it physical, mental, emotional, soulful, abstract or... a very real kind of thing... Continue Reading →

The Humbug of Hindsight

Why do we relive the past in our minds over and over again. It’s over, there is nothing we can do about it, no do-over, lifetime pushes us forward, so why are we trying to go backwards… into a funhouse mirror. . . . . Is it really just so we can get the last... Continue Reading →

Please help me and/or yourselves with a Creative Project and Share your Twinkling Sparks

. . I know this is cheeky, but it's a fun for all kind of cheekiness (at least I think it is which is why I'm doing it)... The image above is my entry into The Daily Post's Photo Challenge: Twinkle. The prize for entering this kind of challenge is the inspiration to create and... Continue Reading →

It Follows Me like a Shadow

It follows me like a shadow… but what is it? Have you ever observed the shadows around you, watching them change with the shifting light over the course of a year? Have you listened to them with your eyes, heard their whispers like shivers breathing in your ears. Felt their touch on your skin, cold... Continue Reading →

Please Bring Me the Whine List… so I can Burn it!

by Marshall Ramsey . . And I don't mean 'burn it' as in record it on a disc. A disc which will end up on a pile of other discs. A pile which will be shoved into a drawer. A drawer which has many other list-type things shoved into to it. Note to self -... Continue Reading →

On the Verge of a Con

. . Is this a photograph of a bicycle? Yes or No. Unless you’re feeling a bit Magritte today, you’d probably go with Yes as an answer. I’m going with Yes, because I took the photograph (and took it this morning, and as far as I am aware not much has changed in my sliver... Continue Reading →

Sorry, I mistook you for a Wormhole

. . If a wormhole opened up before you offering you a trip to a possible alternate universe, would you step through it? What if that wormhole offered you the ability to travel back in time in this universe, would you take the leap? If you hesitated so long that the wormhole collapsed in on... Continue Reading →

The Latitude of Attitude – What’s Your Angle?

. . One of the things which I try to assess about a person when I’m interacting with them is where they are coming from. [Such as are they the sort of person who will read the previous sentence and trip over my incorrect use of grammar. Will they be offended by my error so... Continue Reading →

The Artful Dodger… of Truth

She Liked her own Post! As I was perusing this week’s Weekly Writing challenge: Overheard, I saw something which made me do a double-take, not dissimilar to the ones which I do when I overhear something which makes me notice that I heard it in the first place. Robyn, the creator of this challenge and... Continue Reading →

The Achievements of Others… Do you envy, admire, are challenged or inspired by them?

. . A friend of a friend recently revealed that a project of theirs, of the team of which they are a part, had been shortlisted for an Oscar nomination in one of those categories which doesn’t always make it to the show which airs on TV, but which is still very important to those... Continue Reading →

When the Moon hits your eye like a BIG…

. . When the Moon hits your eye like a BIG… Yes, you know what comes next… if you don’t, consider yourself lucky, the rest of us now have that song playing in (or with) our minds. That’s… not amore, that’s a pizza! Pizza. What does the word mean to you? Is your mouth watering... Continue Reading →

M is for…

. . . . . . . . . . ...minimalist. . . "The way out is through the door. Why is it that no one will use this method?" - Confucius . .

Am I as Stupid as You think I am?

. . Ah, the cosmic irony of it! There is nothing in life which I love more than cosmic irony (and for the sake of brevity, at least my version of such a concept - if I ever say "let me be brief" run for your life because it's going to be a long journey... Continue Reading →

The dark descent, and up to reascend…

“The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven..” ― John Milton, Paradise Lost . . Communicating with others is my idea of both heaven and hell. . “Solitude sometimes is best society.” ― John Milton, Paradise Lost . It is something I long for... Continue Reading →

The Disturbing Intrusion

Nighthawks by Edward Hopper . . "The only real influence I've ever had was myself. ” - Edward Hopper . . He stood outside, an observer unobserved. This moment would be frozen in time and he would be the one to freeze it. He had done this before and he would do it again. He... Continue Reading →

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