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.