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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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This short film was made for Montreal's M60, a film festival of 60 second films. This year the assigned theme was "Deception".

hildegard says:

Oh good grief, my face aches from laughing - d'you mind if I tweet that?

9th Dec 2009, 00:31

Factotum says:

No, please tweet away. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

9th Dec 2009, 00:33

hildegard says:

In much pain tonight (old spinal injury redux) & hadn't expected to laugh until the next round of meds. My thanks to Hammet, the healing Teckel...

9th Dec 2009, 00:41

silar31 says:

Brilliant! Both your son and Hammet. :)

[edit} and Ronit :)

9th Dec 2009, 01:23

Viv says:

fantastic :)

9th Dec 2009, 08:24

paintist says:

hahahaha....fantastic ! :-))

9th Dec 2009, 08:58

crickson says:

Brilliant : D

9th Dec 2009, 13:28

bethmadethis says:

Heh heh. I like it.

9th Dec 2009, 16:35

shitake says:

Super! :D

9th Dec 2009, 23:03

minushabens says:


10th Dec 2009, 16:18

Orbit says:

very very good.

10th Dec 2009, 19:18

Sprocket says:

ooh ouch, my sides


10th Dec 2009, 23:32

Anonymous says:

Oh so funny - hmmm but what did he make???

11th Dec 2009, 09:21

MaggieD says:

Brilliant, can see the influence of both mum and dad in this :D

11th Dec 2009, 18:07

swamprose says:

all this time and Hammett never told me...I like his throwing. It's a lot like mine.

best potter film ever.

13th Dec 2009, 20:22