Start and Finish

Nothing, of course, begins at the time you think it did. — Lillian Hellman, An Unfinished Woman (1969)

Lost on a painted sky

Lost on a painted sky Where the clouds the are hung For the poets eye. — Neil Diamond, Jonathan Livingstone Seagull This tune just came up on the iPod. An old, old favourite, and too good not to share 😊 Image: By Elaine with Grey Cats (Flickr: Owens Valley Clouds) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia…

Dust in the Wind

Same old song, just a drop of water in an endless sea All we do crumbles to the ground, though we refuse to see — ‘Dust in the Wind’ by Kansas A favourite of mine, from forty years ago now. I just love the image of a Kansas wheat field and storm, too, I am…

The frost of age

He who hath braved Youth’s dizzy heat
Dreads not the frost of Age.

It’s so hard to forget pain

but it’s even harder to remember sweetness.
We have no scar to show for happiness. We learn so little from peace.