Memento Mori

‘Memento mori’ is Latin for ‘Remember death’ (or ‘remember that you will die’), and refers to a medieval Christian practice of contemplating one’s own mortality. Cheerful, indeed. The idea was that you were supposed to remember that earthly riches and pleasures were fleeting and time on earth was short, so the pious person should devote…

Something wonderful

The steps are uneven and could be slippery so be careful, watch your feet The rocks are so mossy must be pretty damp around here I wonder who built this stair looks like it was cut straight from the hill So cold this morning Our breath fogs in the chill air Glad for our coats…

Bliss

There’s nothing like a nice hot bath when the weather is cold but bear in mind you have to do it right   As hot as you can stand a pleasant scent, jasmine maybe, or lavender whatever makes you happy and don’t forget the bubbles   It must be done at night never during the…

Review “Crimson Peak” (2015)

I do like a ghost story, and I am also a fan of director Guillermo Del Toro, so I was interested to see “Crimson Peak”. Starring Tom Hiddleston, Mia Wasikowska and Jessica Chastain, it’s a gothic horror in the old style used by Hammer horror films of the fifties, sixties and seventies. A young American…

Pity Her

Blind in her wants screaming for approval unable to compromise me me me agree with me, look at me it’s all about me   Will that be me when I grow old will I turn into her have I already No one is innocent we all have faults do I need to take the beam…

Animated series that make you laugh

When I was young, as a filler between longer shows one of the stations would play short animated shows, with episodes usually five to ten minutes in length. There were some absolute classics to be found in this way. These shows were extremely funny, and I would recommend them highly. The Red and the Blue…

Sacred Nature

Trackless forest Ferns cluster thickly against mossy trees Dim shadow interrupted briefly by shafts of green-gold light Smell of growth, decay, water and soil Life and death in endless cycle Breeze shifts leaves whispering as they dance Small creatures forage Woody litter rustles softly under tiny feet Twitters and chirps sound from the branches flurry…

Enjoying Doctor Seuss

Theodore Geisel used the pen name Dr Seuss to write his books, mainly children’s books. However Geisel was known also for his illustrations, cartoon work and animation. He was not a doctor, his pen name being purely fictitious, and his books have become famous over the last century, even being adapted (with mixed success) to…

Need

You grow up learning how wrong it is to shout and yell and scream Only children have tantrums Adults don’t cry Grow up! Behave! Act your age!   Swallow it down Swallow it down You must be decorous, quiet and appropriate Your cries echo only around the inside of your skull You wail silently in…