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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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A Montreal police officer shows off his new tricycle; it's a three-wheeled electric scooter!

http://www.cyberpresse.ca/article/20080712/CPACTUALITES/80712072/1019/CPACTUALITES

Caine says:

He looks very pleased, too. :D I wonder how fast it goes.

17th Jul 2008, 04:41

and they say the british police are uncool!

17th Jul 2008, 07:46

nige says:

are you referring to his denim shorts too, 'hobo?

17th Jul 2008, 08:42

Dhamaka says:

he looks so relaxed and friendly - quite a cultural contrast to over here

17th Jul 2008, 09:13

factotum says:

Caine, according to the article, roughly translated, ..."Equipped with gyroscopes, a siren and a folding stretcher, this electric vehicle, conceived especially for police services, reaches a maximum speed of 40 kilometres an hour [ 25mph] and can thread its way through difficult to access areas during large gatherings where the population is more dense...Special training is necessary to utilize the T3 Motion which costs only 10 cents a day to operate...

I think the special training must include how to be this cool.

17th Jul 2008, 11:35

paintist says:

they may think he is not cool....but look at their faces, they want to have a go on it so badly....boys 'eh :-)

17th Jul 2008, 11:36

swampr0se says:

training and good legs required. I read about these. In a medical emergency they are faster than an ambulance.

17th Jul 2008, 13:32

MaggieD says:

Well, I think it is pretty cool (even though they look alot like the electric wheelchairs that Nige has a penchant for) .......

17th Jul 2008, 19:48

i have to say the denim shorts are a bit outre, but the real crime is the wearing of socks...

17th Jul 2008, 21:59

swamprose says:

those are the little horrible short socks. if they were knee high, I'd have a real problem. looks to me like the superior legs were prerequisites.

17th Jul 2008, 23:07

Viv says:

no seat then?

18th Jul 2008, 17:04

minkey says:

Admit it. We all want to try it out

18th Jul 2008, 21:09

factotum says:

I do! And if I ever have to be transported to hospital, I want to get pulled behind one of these.

19th Jul 2008, 05:22

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23rd Jul 2008, 02:57