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A Necklace of Memorable Days

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"Happiness is a matter of one's most ordinary everyday mode of consciousness being busy and lively and unconcerned with self. To be damned is for one's ordinary everyday mode of consciousness to be unremitting agonising preoccupation with self."

Iris Murdoch, The Nice and The Good

What sort of diary should I like mine to be? Something loose-knit and yet not slovenly, so elastic that it will embrace anything, solemn, slight or beautiful, that comes into my mind. I should like it to resemble some deep old desk or capacious hold-all, in which one flings a mass of odds and ends without looking them through. I should like to come back, after a year or two, and find that the collection had sorted itself and refined itself and coalesced, as such deposits so mysteriously do, into a mould, transparent enough to reflect the light of our life, and yet steady, tranquil compounds with the aloofness of a work of art. The main requisite, I think, on reading my old volumes, is not to play the part of a censor, but to write as the mood comes or of anything whatever; since I was curious to find how I went for things put in haphazard, and found the significance to lie where I never saw it at the time.

V. Woolf

" She strung the afternoon on the necklace of memorable days, which was not too long for her to be able to recall this one or that one; this view, that city; to finger it, to feel it, to savour, sighing, the quality that made it unique."

Virginia Woolf, Moments of Being


"Why did I write any of my books, after all? For the sake of the pleasure, for the sake of the difficulty. I have no social purpose, no moral message; I've no general ideas to exploit, I just like composing riddles with elegant solutions."

Vladamir Nabokov

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One more set of photos from this afternoon's walk along the Lachine Canal...
The sign says "Souriez Vous etes surveilles par un systeme de camera"/
"Smile You are being watched by a camera system".
2nd Sep 2006, 23:47   | tags:,

swamprose says:

: D big smile for the cameras. je me souriens. what were they supposedly protecting with those tarps?

3rd Sep 2006, 01:00

factotum says:

I dunno, but I've been watching too much
MI 5 lately. Looks grisly, doesn't it?

3rd Sep 2006, 01:39

Dhamaka says:

yes, but the sign is great

3rd Sep 2006, 09:14

paintist says:

certainly the bottom pic looks like a body wrapped in the tattered tarp :-(

4th Sep 2006, 04:11

wayne chris(wayn_chris-at-yahoo-dot-com) says:


Hello
this is Mr Chris wayne and i want to order Tarp. Do you carry Tatonka 3 x 3m Tarps in stock what is the price also what type of payment do you accept.Thank you waiting for your email soon

Kind Regard
Mr. Wayne

3rd Aug 2007, 11:40