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A Necklace of Memorable Days

by Factotum

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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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A positive start to 2011! Plus three degrees and foggy.

Viv says:

very similar here

these pics are fab

1st Jan 2011, 18:26

Factotum says:

Thanks Viv. I love the fog.
Happy New Year!

1st Jan 2011, 19:59

MaggieD says:

Lovely set of pics, especially like Nos 2,7 and 8 ..... wishing you and all your family a very happy and healthy new year :)

1st Jan 2011, 20:43

Earthlad says:

great set , very moody.

1st Jan 2011, 21:45

Dhamaka says:

Lovely shots as ever.. it looks so cold!

2nd Jan 2011, 18:29

Factotum says:

Montrealers are basking in an unseasonal thaw.

2nd Jan 2011, 19:16

mara says:

Gorgeous series!

4th Jan 2011, 10:53

Factotum says:

The second one seemed appropriate for a New Year's day; there are decisions to be made.

4th Jan 2011, 19:55

really love that second shot.

4th Jan 2011, 21:29

mysteritmo says:

Brilliant shots. Wonderful series.

4th Jan 2011, 23:53

itchymoblog says:

These are lovely. Suitably ghostly :) Happy new year!

13th Jan 2011, 08:52