One-Liner Wednesday: Life goes on

“And in myself too, many things have perished which I imagined would last forever, and new structures have arisen, giving birth to new sorrows and new joys”  – Marcel Proust: ‘Swann’s Way’ (Du côte de chez Swann)  – – – – – – – – –Or, to put it another way…. One-Liner Wednesday 22 January…

One-Liner Wednesday: Plus ça change

“The fault I find with our journalism is that it forces us to take an interest in some fresh triviality or other every day”  – Marcel Proust: ‘Swann’s Way’ (Du côte de chez Swann)  – – – – – – – – –Same old, same old. Proust started writing his magnum opus in 1906. One-Liner…

One-Liner Wednesday: Remembrance Of Things Past

“..only three or four books in a lifetime give us anything that is of real importance”  – Marcel Proust: ‘Swann’s Way’ (Du côte de chez Swann)  – – – – – – – – – I gave up making New Year resolutions a long time ago, but that doesn’t mean I am without ambition. One…

SoCS: Never As Good As The First Time

First time for everything  – even participating in Stream of Consciousness Saturday. This week’s theme is ‘book title’. I try always to have a ‘proper’ book on the go and make a point of reading at least a few pages every day. I spent a couple of years working my way through the Guardian list…

I’d sooner read a good book..

Today, WordPress’ ‘365 Days of Writing Prompts’ seems to want me to attach some kind of cosmic significance to toys: “Toy story. What was your favourite plaything as a child? Do you see any connection between your life now and your favourite childhood toy?” My childhood wasn’t deprived in any way, and I always had plenty…