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Created on Oct 22, 2009
09 March 2009 @ 11:25 pm
"But when his speakers assert power over time, they actually imagine power over space: the power of gold, beaten "to aery thinnesse," to reach across space; the power of a compass to organise sequence into a coherent spatial image; the power of lovers to reach beyond time into the celestial sphere. They try to fit time into the atemporal patterns of space"...
Lisa Gorton: John Donne's Use of Space

AS virtuous men pass mildly away,
And whisper to their souls to go,
Whilst some of their sad friends do say,
"Now his breath goes," and some say, "No."

So let us melt, and make no noise,
No tear-floods, nor sigh-tempests move ;
'Twere profanation of our joys
To tell the laity our love.

Moving of th' earth brings harms and fears ;
Men reckon what it did, and meant ;
But trepidation of the spheres,
Though greater far, is innocent.

Dull sublunary lovers' love
—Whose soul is sense—cannot admit
Of absence, 'cause it doth remove
The thing which elemented it.

But we by a love so much refined,
That ourselves know not what it is,
Inter-assurèd of the mind,
Care less, eyes, lips and hands to miss.

Our two souls therefore, which are one,
Though I must go, endure not yet
A breach, but an expansion,
Like gold to aery thinness beat.

If they be two, they are two so
As stiff twin compasses are two ;
Thy soul, the fix'd foot, makes no show
To move, but doth, if th' other do.

And though it in the centre sit,
Yet, when the other far doth roam,
It leans, and hearkens after it,
And grows erect, as that comes home.

Such wilt thou be to me, who must,
Like th' other foot, obliquely run ;
Thy firmness makes my circle just,
And makes me end where I begun.

"The image of time as a circle rests upon the belief that there is a world apart from time, and his logic is the illogical logic of faith and love. He ignores the time intervening between his ending and beginning, and the fact that a lover can return where but not when nor as he began. His circle cannot be printed; it must be drawn out."
Mood: touchedtouched
guess. who. got. an. APARTMENT!?

(Benjamin Button? Pretty good for the first 75% or so, at which point the screenwriter apparently got writer's block and decided to go with insert-obligatory-plot-twist-here. The result is like me trying to argue about something I don't believe myself in an essay when the deadline is approaching. So go see Laputa instead.)
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Mood: bouncybouncy
22 February 2009 @ 01:15 am
Note to self: it is not wise to eat 180g of Katjes berry candies. You will feel sick.

Also, half of a sock in one evening is now my official record.
Mood: nauseatednauseated
13 February 2009 @ 11:45 am
Despite the fact that I hated Big Fish, won't read Time Traveller's Wife and can't watch violent films (like David Fincher's Seven), I can't wait to see The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, directed by David Fincher.

All I can say, it's a pretty good trailer.

I'll keep my fingers crossed.
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03 February 2009 @ 03:54 pm
Write under the bad news, I'm sick and missed a lecture.

Under the good news, it's likely the lecture would have been boring.

Under the bad news, there's no food for me as no-one expected me to stay home today.

Under the good news, I have yarn.

*When you're stylistically mimicking a book you wrote an essay on weeks after handing in the said essay, you really need to read more.
Mood: sicksick
15 January 2009 @ 11:44 pm
I just had a moment of sock-knitting-clarity and wrote an entry about it before going "..." and realizing that my post wouldn't probably make sense or be interesting to anyone but me. But I can tell you that suddenly understanding the sock gusset can get you pretty high (it might also be just coffee and lack of sleep. I prefer the first option).
Mood: accomplishedaccomplished
13 January 2009 @ 07:26 pm
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(Sorry, still no real content here!)
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05 January 2009 @ 07:17 pm
In case I don't manage to do the traditional Year's Best -lists etc, let me just say that

1. There is a definite correlation between books read (very few) and stuff knitted (considerably more)

2. As I sometimes manage to forget my own age, you shouldn't take it for granted that I will remember what year it is either.

Also, I continue to encourage contact by email and apologise for every reply you did not/will not get through Facebook. Sorry!
Mood: chipperchipper