moblog uk

A Necklace of Memorable Days

by Factotum

user profile | dashboard | imagewall

« older newer »

"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

Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs License

Search this moblog

Recent visitors

Jumping is really hard!

(viewed 1349 times)
Bookmark and Share
A better attempt than last year's!
10th Nov 2007, 18:34   | tags:,,

Sprocket says:


10th Nov 2007, 18:52

nige says:

exactly! it's all about what your face looks like when you jump, imo.

these are just so great, facto. hands down that second is the best i've seen so far.

how was it for you?

10th Nov 2007, 18:55

MaggieD says:

Hey, you jumped!

Do like that top shot, love the light and shadow on the OSB ....

10th Nov 2007, 18:56

factotum says:

Gee, thank you Nige. I almost didn't post them.

10th Nov 2007, 22:01

beth says:

you still look beautiful to me...

11th Nov 2007, 03:32

SLG aka WhoseShoes says:

Love that second shot it is ace

11th Nov 2007, 14:53

I keep coming back to these they are such great shots.:-)

11th Nov 2007, 17:50

swamprose says:

i love that jump.
and your expression.

I am in training.

11th Nov 2007, 20:02

itchymoblog says:

Great! Now I have to do this - everyone else is! :)

15th Nov 2007, 23:59

Viv says:

you look traumatised!

amazing shots and well done for posting them

21st Nov 2007, 01:26