sy.think/tell

Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Go ahead, go ahead throw your arms in the air tonight

Remember that everyone you meet is afraid of something,
loves something, and has lost something.



Runaway - The National


Sunday, 23 January 2011

Stars shined on my back as I slept and knew you

I like the stars. It’s the illusion of permanence, I think. I mean, they’re always flaring up and caving in and going out. But from here, I can pretend…I can pretend that things last. I can pretend that lives last longer than moments. Gods come, and gods go. Mortals flicker and flash and fade. Worlds don’t last; and stars and galaxies are transient, fleeting things that twinkle like fireflies and vanish into cold and dust. But I can pretend…
Neil Gaiman, The Sandman

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Don't live the same year 75 times and call it a life

And it seemed as though in a little while the solution would be found, and then a new and splendid life would begin; and it was clear to both of them that they had still a long, long road before them, and that the most complicated and difficult part of it was only just beginning.
Anton Chekhov, The Lady With The Dog

Saturday, 1 January 2011

We have all been living in one year and now all of a sudden it is another

For the last twelve months we have all been living in one year and now all of a sudden it is another. It is extraordinary how this tremendous change takes place in the space of a fraction of a second. As the clock approaches midnight on the thirty-first of December you are still in the old year, but then all at once, one millionth of a second after midnight, you are in the new. I have always found this sudden change from one year to another awfully hard to get used to, and all through the new January that follows I keep writing down the old year instead of the new one on letters and cheques and other bits of paper.