Coming back in. Constitution Dock, Hobart. July 2013. I like Elizabeth Bishop as a poet. She has a nice touch. One Art , Elizabeth Bishop The art of losing isn't hard to master; so many things seem filled with the intent to be lost that their loss is no disaster, Lose something every day. Accept the fluster of lost door keys, the hour badly spent. The art of losing isn't hard to master. Then practice losing farther, losing faster: places, and names, and where it was you meant to travel. None of these will bring disaster. I lost my mother's watch. And look! my last, or next-to-last, of three loved houses went. The art of losing isn't hard to master. I lost two cities, lovely ones. And, vaster, some realms I owned, two rivers, a continent. I miss them, but it wasn't a disaster. - Even losing you (the joking voice, a gesture I love) I shan't have lied. It's evident the art of losing's not too hard to master though it may look l
The neo-minimalist etchings of Ezra question their own raison d'etre. Are they visual tropes? Self-conscious (self-mocking/self-loathing) po-mo nombrilisme? Stochastic snapshots sans lexical basis? You decide!
Boats at rest. Constitution Dock, Hobart. July 2013. The Vikings , Kenneth W. Harl: One of my first forays into the audiobook world, Harl takes us through everything that you could possibly want to know about Vikings. An interesting - albeit weighty - diversion. B . The Tiny Wife , Andrew Kaufman: An odd little book that tries just a little too hard to be odd. Redeemed somewhat by a nice twist. C .
Heading to work #1. East Derwent Highway, Geilston Bay. July 2013. Theme Thursday ? INVENTIONS? I wish that someone never INVENTed zombies. Heading to work #2. East Derwent Highway, Geilston Bay. July 2013.
How old are you? Next to the overpass by Lindisfarne North Primary School, Lindisfarne. August 2013. More Qs and More As. As usual, I've pilfered them from Sunday Stealing. This week, a set of Awkwardly Intriguing Questions 1. What’s something you hide about your personality? I'm not certain that I do. Perhaps we all suppress elements of our vulnerability or sensitivities. 2. How do you deal with criticism? Tora tora tora! 3. What’s something sweet you’d like someone to do for you? Scratch my back for more than three seconds. 4. Which fictional character would you most like to have lunch with and why? Capt. John Yossarian. 5. Who would you say is your “anti” role model? Someone who serves as a warning rather than an inspiration? I've got a few of them. Perhaps it would be wise to just touch my nose and wink. 6. What’s the most infuriating thing your parents (or caregiver) do? Use my full name. 7. Which movie character do you most identify wit
Shag on a buoy. Constitution Dock, Hobart. July 2013. As you know, the Internet is a wonderful place filled with the rich and varied treasures of the world holds (and RSS feeds.) The following are some things that I've had a look at in the last week. I call this: a Compendium of Click-throughs for Monday Morning... Schools of economic thought explained as bumper stickers. The World Inside a Camera. Candidate Obama debates President Obama. A Point of View: Is democracy overrated? How does a nation heal itself?
Cat's tails? Gellibrand Point, South Arm Peninsula. June 2013 . Sunday Top Five ? Okay. The Five Best Things About Our Car Smash Yesterday! 1. Nobody got hurt. 2. A fantastic lesson regarding the importance of car seats and restraints (where nobody got hurt). 3. The bloke that smashed into the back of us (and completely wrecked the car) took full responsibility. This *should* ease the whole insurance song and dance. 4. Henry, Ezra and I riding in back of a police care. 5. Finding a pumpkin in the back of said police car.