Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Things I am grateful for #1

080311_ Fairy Cake #2

Things I am grateful for...

  1. Meeting friends who you haven't seen for ages in your favourite coffeeshop... and catching up like it was only yesterday that she moved away.

    I caught up with Laura Bridge today over coffee. She looked fab... in very rude health and was her usual animated and inquisitive self. I miss her. I like the way she sees the world. I gave her my "spare" Olympus Trip 35 camera... as it didn't deserve to sit on the shelf when someone like Laura could make it sing and dance. I am eager to see her output.

  2. Homemade Fairy Cakes... they beat store-bought every time.
  3. Swampy-Bluesy-Rock music from folks like The White Stripes, The Black Keys and Abraham the Poor.
  4. The horror of HP Lovecraft. I finished "the Call of Cthulhu" today... and was stunned at his wonderfully dark prose.
  5. The lyricism of Simon and Grafunkel songs... such as "I am a rock".

A winter's day
In a deep and dark December;
I am alone,
Gazing from my window to the streets below
On a freshly fallen silent shroud of snow.
I am a rock,
I am an island.

I've built walls,
A fortress deep and mighty,
That none may penetrate.
I have no need of friendship; friendship causes pain.
It's laughter and it's loving I disdain.
I am a rock,
I am an island.

Don't talk of love,
But I've heard the words before;
It's sleeping in my memory.
I won't disturb the slumber of feelings that have died.
If I never loved I never would have cried.
I am a rock,
I am an island.

I have my books
And my poetry to protect me;
I am shielded in my armor,
Hiding in my room, safe within my womb.
I touch no one and no one touches me.
I am a rock,
I am an island.

And a rock feels no pain;
And an island never cries.

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