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A Necklace of Memorable Days

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"Happiness is a matter of one's most ordinary everyday mode of consciousness being busy and lively and unconcerned with self. To be damned is for one's ordinary everyday mode of consciousness to be unremitting agonising preoccupation with self."

Iris Murdoch, The Nice and The Good

What sort of diary should I like mine to be? Something loose-knit and yet not slovenly, so elastic that it will embrace anything, solemn, slight or beautiful, that comes into my mind. I should like it to resemble some deep old desk or capacious hold-all, in which one flings a mass of odds and ends without looking them through. I should like to come back, after a year or two, and find that the collection had sorted itself and refined itself and coalesced, as such deposits so mysteriously do, into a mould, transparent enough to reflect the light of our life, and yet steady, tranquil compounds with the aloofness of a work of art. The main requisite, I think, on reading my old volumes, is not to play the part of a censor, but to write as the mood comes or of anything whatever; since I was curious to find how I went for things put in haphazard, and found the significance to lie where I never saw it at the time.

V. Woolf

" She strung the afternoon on the necklace of memorable days, which was not too long for her to be able to recall this one or that one; this view, that city; to finger it, to feel it, to savour, sighing, the quality that made it unique."

Virginia Woolf, Moments of Being


"Why did I write any of my books, after all? For the sake of the pleasure, for the sake of the difficulty. I have no social purpose, no moral message; I've no general ideas to exploit, I just like composing riddles with elegant solutions."

Vladamir Nabokov

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19th Dec 2007, 14:56  

nige says:

fantastic.

19th Dec 2007, 15:01

minkey says:

Oh :-) did you play in the snow...wishing for lots of it now

19th Dec 2007, 15:31

winespy says:

fun-tastic :)

19th Dec 2007, 17:14

JokerXL says:

looking back at your recent posts, your "white period", I just went "what the heck are we complaining about when we get like a half-inch?"
Society grinds to a halt!

19th Dec 2007, 20:16

Dhamaka says:

lovely image Factotum

20th Dec 2007, 08:47

taniwha says:

More like a snow cherub

21st Dec 2007, 17:32

factotum says:

Does this photo make me look chubby? :)
I waded out in the snow and flopped backwards, so most of my legs are still buried in the snow.

21st Dec 2007, 17:52

Caine says:

You were brave enough to do it this year. :) I did one last year, but it's been too flipping cold this year. The snow is rather deep too. That makes getting back up without disturbing the angel difficult! :D

25th Dec 2007, 20:50

itchymoblog says:

Ah, I miss snow like that. Lovely :)

25th Dec 2007, 22:01

deadbeat(adfirmin-at-livemail-dot-co-dot-uk) says:


Yeti`d again!!I just stepped out of the yurt n` the bugger spooked me!

5th Mar 2009, 09:42