Wait until next year

Putting off what could be done tomorrow, today

Tag: nature

Misrememberings (Rye Harbour)

“Let’s go wait out in the fields with the ones we love.” – Heavenfaced, The National

“Civilisation still seems to be an unfinished task.” – Robert Walser

“It is necessary to be embarrassed a 1000 times to produce a good work. Get used to being embarrassed.” – John Berger

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street/library

elevator buttons - "STREET" and "LIBRARY"

There is a library I visit which is in the bowels of a big corporate building. You have to go down several flights of stairs, or take the lift, to enter. Libraries feel like an escape from the real world at the best of times. Heading underground makes that escape feel even more pronounced. Then there are the books to take you even further away. I’m sure the library sitting under a temple of commerce and capitalism says something too, but I wonder if it might be a little too trite or tidy to point that out too explicitly. We can all make our own conclusions there. Read the rest of this entry »

Advent Calendar 2014: Day Thirteen

Fallen tree in park

A day of long walks. Nowhere particularly grand, just some local strolls. It was one of those bitterly cold but brilliantly sunny days that is invigorating and generally raises the spirits. It was later one of those lovely twilights where the light is wistful but not melancholy, a nice calm way to wind down a Saturday. Read the rest of this entry »

Autumn, rain, etc

Meteorological station and a storm

As a kid I never liked Autumn. Why would you like the leaves turning brown, when that was just a prelude to them failing off the trees? Why would you enjoy a time when school started again, but started with new teachers, new classes, new routines, all bringing new worries, insecurities, fears? Why be so happy that the summer was over? Read the rest of this entry »