Tag Archives: Life

Sacrifices

Everything you do requires a choice. What you spend your time on is a decision to not spend time on something else. Some of the things you spend your time on, regrettably, have the effect of foreshortening the amount of … Continue reading

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Music as Analogue for Life

I’m reading a very interesting book at the moment; a Christmas gift.  It’s a book that speculates on the nature and occurrence of intelligent life in the universe.  Essentially, it is an examination of the Fermi paradox:  if intelligent life … Continue reading

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Time is Short

Today, I am painfully aware that time is short.  Retirement age is racing toward me at an alarming rate and yet I still have so much I want to do; things that have significance and meaning to me.  I want … Continue reading

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Speculations on Love Songs

Lunch time break, so I thought I would write something down that has been rattling around in my head this morning.  We know as a certain fact that the vast majority of popular music written is about love.  We’re awash … Continue reading

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Impossible Possibilities

Even though it makes no objectively rational sense, we all cling to our impossible dreams.  Everyone knows that the odds of having a work hung in the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition are just 1 in 50, but more than ten … Continue reading

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The Living Room

In Britain, some of the more popular shows on the television are about buying properties by the sea.  It’s escapist entertainment for suburbanites (I’m one of them).  You can watch these shows and dream, for a moment, about escaping your … Continue reading

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Reverence

Sometimes, the most creative expression you can make is to silently revere those that have lost all, those that are suffering, those who are in pain and those that will somehow find the strength to carry on. We are all … Continue reading

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