Category Archives: Dreams

Clinging on in heavy syrup….a wet dream

On most nights I have a dream and, although in my waking moments I have begun to forget everyone and everything’s name, I very often retain a clear image of some tiny fragment of each night’s unconstrained meanderings. This morning’s memory … Continue reading

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French rabbit….

Happily, our electric toaster no longer toasts. Even when it did toast, it didn’t. There is something unpleasant and inept about toasters. In my mind’s eye I see floppy slices of artificial bread on a hinged platform, not unlike a … Continue reading

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You can’t always get..

My mind, or that section of the jumble of grey matter that remembers things, is light sensitive. Light, in all its nuances, is a trigger for my memories. The light then and the light now are inextricably linked..I think. Or … Continue reading

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Something in the air…

Standing in the garden, early this beautiful morning, there’s no question but that there’s change in the air. We’re enjoying an August the like of which I can’t remember for a good ten years. This is true, sulky, summer holiday … Continue reading

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Treasure Island…..

A slight movement in my peripheral vision caused me to stop writing and to look down. The tiny worker bee, instead of taking advantage of its wings, was wearily trudging across an endless terrain of boulders, which is the gravel … Continue reading

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..the white rabbit…

The moment of waking, very often, holds the mood of the day. Today was such a day, as was yesterday. I’m not a person who readily believes in superstition and signs but when a giant rabbit smiles down on me … Continue reading

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I seem to have lost my cherry..

Winter days start in deep darkness and summer days in bright blankness, two versions of one and the same thing: the empty sheet of paper. I dream a lot which means that my mind has been buzzzzing all night. Sleep … Continue reading

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The writing’s on the wall….

And, whatever we think, that is where most writing is to be seen today. Hand writing is on the wane as wall writing waxes. Graffiti scratches the parts fountain pens can’t reach. We are now all writers because, through the gift … Continue reading

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You can tell a book from its cover..

I’ve recently come to the opinion that we’re much more successful at preserving vegetables than we are at preserving youthful looks. In that half land of waking, this morning, the imagined strains of a childhood song, “With a face like … Continue reading

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I didn’t hear the news today, oh joy……

One of the stand out advantages that comes with living in the middle of nowhere is the visible lack of newspapers and news. “The News”, as in a newspaper or in a television or radio programme, has become a misnomer … Continue reading

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