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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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(also known as sensory deprivation suits)
The twins went for a walk today
22nd Feb 2012, 23:36  

Dhamaka says:

they look tired out...

23rd Feb 2012, 06:54

hildegard says:

Heh, starfish suits. :)

23rd Feb 2012, 08:42

Factotum says:

They were sound asleep the entire time, but the adults needed to get some fresh air.

23rd Feb 2012, 10:32

Viv says:

had been thinking it was 2 months and time for another picture - totally zonked :)

23rd Feb 2012, 10:50

Wendle says:

They're walking already!? ;)

23rd Feb 2012, 12:59

Rich says:

too too cute!

23rd Feb 2012, 13:30

MaggieD says:

Brilliant! there are days when I would love to snonk out on the floor in a snow suit ;)

23rd Feb 2012, 18:00

bethmadethis says:

they look like dolls with oversized clothing on!

27th Feb 2012, 01:53

Factotum says:

Winter will be long over by the time the these snowsuits really fit the girls. At least I hope so.

27th Feb 2012, 21:29