Thought for the day

April 1, 2009

“When you’re writing, you’re throwing it all in your dream machine. And you’re throwing in whatever is handy and what is useful to you. And by the time I’m finished writing the book, I don’t know whether something is drawn from life or not. It’s been remade.”

Philip Roth

“Measure the walls. Count the ribs. Notch the long days.
Look up for blue sky through the spout. Make small fires
with the broken hulls of fishing boats. Practice smoke signals.
Call old friends, and listen for echoes of distant voices.
Organize your calendar. Dream of the beach. Look each way
for the dim glow of light. Work on your reports. Review
each of your life’s ten million choices. Endure moments
of self-loathing. Find the evidence of those before you.
Destroy it. Try to be very quiet, and listen for the sound
of gears and moving water. Listen for the sound of your heart.
Be thankful that you are here, swallowed with all hope,
where you can rest and wait. Be nostalgic. Think of all
the things you did and could have done. Remember
treading water in the center of the still night sea, your toes
pointing again and again down, down into the black depths.”

Dan Albergotti

“Hot climate produces baby girls”…well…it does today. See HERE.

But until yesterday the reverse was the case: “More boys ‘born in warmer countries”. See HERE.

So now I’m totally confused! It’s a bit like global warming…which should now be refered to as “climate change”, just in case?