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Ashes to Ashes

Life and death. There is no greater contrast, no two things that are as polar opposite as life is to death, as all the emotions associated with life are to all the emotions associated with death. On Friday, a friend … Continue reading

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Fleeting

Life. Life is so beautiful, so beautifully fleeting. We go through life planning and dreaming and saving, without doubting that we will never have time to carry out those plans, fulfill those dreams, spend those savings. As I mentioned in … Continue reading

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TFIOS 2

Okay. I know what you think. I know I might be a little bit obsessed. But please indulge my childish whims; I went with a friend to watch it again and I cried almost as much as I did the … Continue reading

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TFIOS

I have just gone to see an advanced screening of John Green’s ‘The Fault In Our Stars’. Yes, before you ask, I did cry, I cried almost continuously through the second half of the film; of course I did. John … Continue reading

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“I am the Duchess of Malfi Still”

John Webster’s ‘The Duchess of Malfi’ was on BBC 4 last night. (http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b044yrgg/the-duchess-of-malfi-bbc-arts-at-the-globe). It is a revenge tragedy of a Duchess who gets married to a servant, Antonio, against her brothers’ (Ferdinand and the Cardinal’s) wills and she and her … Continue reading

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Death

Is it possible to kill death? And if you do kill death, are you not empowering death by causing it? Whilst thinking about these questions, and the general theme of death, I wrote this:  The world is a big place. … Continue reading

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Too Much Choice

He picks it up, Turns it over in his hands. Tilts his head to one side. Who will it be tonight?   Old or young? Tall or short? Fat or thin? Too many.   Too many people, Too much choice, … Continue reading

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