Luxuries and Vices

Bank Holiday Monday. And I have very much been in day off mode. I didn’t even bothered to get out of my sweats today. I continued my way through Working and Thinking on the Waterfront. Tease the people with “luxuries and vices” said Paul Henri Spaak. He was talking about how to rebuild the Belgian economy after the Second World …

This to me is a full life

Yesterday was a perfect Sunday for reading. We were going to go down to Bristol for the day, but R’s dad is sick and bedridden and her mom thought it best if we didn’t come down. Plan B was to go see the new Guardians of the Galaxy movie that hit cinemas on Friday. I enjoyed the first one a …

Uniquely human

When grubbing for necessities man is still an animal. He becomes uniquely human when he reaches out for the superfluous and extravagant.

The chief function of poetry

The chief function of poetry is to use words as charms to evoke life and colours and smells - a sense of joy, of awe, of compassion, and so on.