I almost didn't go. Tempted to continue with the mountain of garden work. Each year something added, Hedgequarters from last year.
Trump and Kim
Kim to Trump: You are a mentally deranged dotard Trump to Kim: Obviously a mad man. Rocket man Mexico earth quake. Huricains in Windward Islands. Rohinger refugees in Bangladesh Tansyn dieing. Her last letter.
Lawrance Edwards at Jason’s Spring Festival
I almost didn't go. The garden pulled, so much to do, this great doingness, spring action, drive, (reminding me of Norway with its limitation of spring summer). But I did, and as soon as I walked into the gallery barn, I breathed out, in that way I have done before here. for so may reasons.… Continue reading Lawrance Edwards at Jason’s Spring Festival
In later teenage, I considered that the ideal life would be one without many wants or base ambitions, based on a minimum of economic striving, and given to thought and creative expression – probably framed in some degree of solitude. Thoreau and Herman Hesse were whispering in my lug-hole… Then I got distracted by politics,… Continue reading Conrad
Surrounded by paintings, all with stories, and Gills clothes, in a proper double bed, in Rectory street, Halesworth, on the coldest February night, east wind from Siberia. One painting, Edwardian? of a young blond haired girl carry faggots of hazel on a woodland path, Peter had found in bombed out London, where the oil was… Continue reading At Gills
Stratford Picturehouse, with Barry. Unusually we are on time. I wondered what happened to the whistle blowers after the film ended. Daniel Ellsberg, the main source, worked on a top-secret report ordered by Defense Secretary Robert McNamara entitled U.S. Decision-making in Vietnam, 1945-1968 - pre Nixons involvement in Vietham. Better known as "The Pentagon Papers". Ellsberg called… Continue reading The Post
Science Cafe: Sound and Vision Oct 2017
One am, a film of Midnight's Children on BBC Iplayer is just finishing. Coming across it randomly i had 1 day to view it. Stayed up. Looked up Ravi on the internet and found him: http://raviagarwal.com/bio.php: 'Ravi is also the founder of the Indian environmental NGO Toxics Link which has pioneered work on waste and chemicals'. Another… Continue reading Midnight’s Children
Comings and Goings
The Air bnb guests - Louis and his brother and girlfriend - left me two gifts. The first tangible, was a book Henry’s Demons: Living with Schizophrenia by Patrick Cockburn, which had come knocking on my door before but I had not taken it up. We’d exchanged sadly similar stories of dreadful experiences in mental health… Continue reading Comings and Goings