One-Liner Wednesday: Old dogs, new tricks

“In later life we look at things in a more practical way, in full conformity with the rest of society, but youth was the only time in which we learned anything.”  – Proust: ‘Within A Budding Grove’ (À L’ombre Des Jeunes Filles En Fleurs)  – – – – – – – – – – One-Liner…

Song Lyric Sunday: Relating – ‘Us And Them’

‘Relating is what brings together Jim’s key words for this week’s ‘Song Lyric Sunday’. Well, if there is an ‘Us’ it almost goes without saying that there’ll be a ‘Them’ as well – as in this song by Pink Floyd Us and them And after all we’re only ordinary men Me and you God only…

One-Liner Wednesday: These Times

“In a world thronged with monsters and with gods, we are barely conscious of tranquility”  – Proust: ‘Within A Budding Grove’ (À L’ombre Des Jeunes Filles En Fleurs)  – – – – – – – – – – One-Liner Wednesday 6 May 2020

One-Liner Wednesday: Ships In The Night

“..the charms of the passing stranger are generally in direct ratio to the swiftness of our passage”  – Proust: ‘Within A Budding Grove’ (À L’ombre Des Jeunes Filles En Fleurs)  – – – – – – – – – – One-Liner Wednesday 29 April 2020

Song Lyric Sunday: Depression – ‘Yer Blues’

This week’s prompts for Song Lyric Sunday are suitably downbeat signs of the times, relating to confinement, isolation and loneliness. Which reminded me of this ultra-heavy blues from The Beatles’ white album. Somewhat ironically, it was recorded with all four Beatles together in a very small room at Abbey Road: confinement perhaps, but certainly no…