May is a special month for me – both my birth anniversary and my blog anniversary are this month, though about twenty days apart. And my attitude to either couldn’t be more different. Blog anniversary is to reflect – look back, plan ahead, acknowledge that for whatever reason, I keep writing these light, frivolous things and people keep coming back to read them. Birth anniversary is to hide under a chair. Continue reading “Of A Birthday”
It’s a strange, paradoxical concept really. All the evidence points against it. You might even call it a clever ploy to get attention, for we all know by now what constitutes as the most attractive quality in the world – vulnerability. People would be too darn obnoxious, even unloveable, if they did not hate themselves a little. Continue reading “Of Self-Hate”
If you judge a book by the cover
Then you judge a look by the lover
Your reason for living’s your reason for leaving
Don’t ask me what it means.
Two fantastic sets of ‘words of wisdom’, eh? I truly believe some of the best pieces of wisdom are out there in the most brilliant, perfectly perfect pop records. Continue reading “Of The Look Of Love”
Arguably Shakespeare’s most famous poem, Sonnet 18 speaks of love, youth and the passing of time.
Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day? Continue reading “Of Love and Summer”
The above, is my purse. I received it as a birthday gift. I’ve now had it for seven and a half years. I’ve had other purses in between – both bought and received as gifts. None could compare. Continue reading “Of Commitment”
If I were being specific, my dear
I’d say your eyes are magnifique.
But, you’d call it
The art of the trite, my dear.
A disease of the hapless poetic. Continue reading “Specific – A Poem”
‘Cause I gotta have faith. – George Michael
Hello, I hope everybody is enjoying the holidays. Boy, do we need to.
Like everybody else, 2016 has been a crock of s*** for me. I won’t reiterate the reasons why because a) I don’t want to bring you down in case you’re in a good mood and b) because I don’t want to be in competition with Continue reading “Of Faith”
‘Mitwa’ is an interesting word, meaning both lover and friend. This track is taken from the 2006 film Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna (trans. Never Say Goodbye). Continue reading “Of Love and Friendship”
Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world. – Lucille Ball
It is good to love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is well done. – Vincent van Gogh