January 28th, 2017


Rolling Back The Years

Nadal v Federer in a Grand Slam final.  The last time was in 2011.

It had seemed unlikely either of them would win a major title again. Now one of them is bound to- and against his greatest opponent.

These things aren't supposed to happen in real life. Only they do.

Dust And Ashes

I've been up into the attic. I don't like it there. I don't like having to climb the ladder. I don't like the dust. And I don't know what to do with bags full of engagement diaries dating back to the 1940s.

I've brought some stuff down with me. Some things for keeping- and redistributing round the house, some for the charity shop and some for the bin. But there's so much more. Most of it I look at, sigh over and return to its place.

It's a job for the younger generation- for people who are physically fit and unsentimental. What I'd like is for one of my children or my niece or nephew to go up there and be totally brutal with what they find...

Inspired By A Passage In Dolores Cannon's Convoluted Universe

One thing that puzzles us," say the angels, "is the way you identify with these bodies of yours. You don't just use them as vehicles but act as if you were them and they were you. Can you explain?"

And we say, "Erm, well, no, I'm not sure we can. You really have to be here . Have you ever tried incarnation?"

And they say, "Alas, no, we'd love to but our energies would vaporise a human body."

And we sigh and say, "It must be nice to transcend time and space"

And they say. "Yes- but one day you'll be able to do it too. Meanwhile, by choosing to live in bodies you've come to know and understand things we never will.