Friday, November 27, 2009

Oh! The glory of a witty tongue

Seems to be the only cheer-me-up at times.

A member of Parliament to Disraeli:
"Sir, you will either die on the gallows or of some unspeakable disease." "That depends, Sir," said Disraeli, "whether I embrace your policies or your mistress."

"I am enclosing two tickets to the first night of my new play; bring a friend.... if you have one." -George Bernard Shaw to Winston Churchill.

"Cannot possibly attend first night, will attend second... if there is one." -Winston Churchill, in response.

"He is simply a shiver looking for a spine to run up." - Paul Keating

"I've had a perfectly wonderful evening. But this wasn't it." -Groucho Marx

White as the snow (before the city gets to it)

Not much in the mood lately...

So it seems I haven't been particularly in the mood to spin any tales or work bits of story from under floorboard and over cupboard lately. Having the swine flu is of no help, nor is the gray weather and having to deal with so, so much change in such a short window of space and time.

But there are still church bells, all around me it seems, and my favourite water tower in the distance, and mist. And these eyes of Rembrant's that I somehow want to feel sadder, at least right now. His gaze looks at me inquisitively, intelligently and with just a faint hint of melancholy. But not enough.

For in his sadness I could forgo some of mine. But such is the way of things at times. To bring an even richer experience of joy, to let go of the need for the room to not smell like pickles, and for my heart to feel less bruised.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Saturday, November 7, 2009


John Coltrane was so gifted and truly struggled through life to come to a deep understanding with God before his death. An incredible inspiration to me both spiritually and artistically.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Ok, just saying it's WEIRD when you have 14 numbers in your email address. If you can't get an email with your name cause someone else has already gotten on that train, may I suggest that you legally change your name to something a) more interesting and b) with a higher chance of getting an email address all your own?

If you won't commit to doing that, perhaps you could still put a hyphen, or dash or something, anything but an insanely long set of digits. If you still after this warning do so, trust me, you are officially creepy.

At least you know now.