“People are just as wonderful as sunsets if you let them be. When I look at a sunset, I don't find myself saying, "Soften the orange a bit on the right hand corner." I don't try to control a sunset. I watch with awe as it unfolds.” (Carl Rogers)

Saturday, 12 December 2015

Reasons to be Cheerful (Part Forty Six)

Well, I feel that this 'reasons to be cheerful' thing has turned into a routine kind of event, and I seem to have stopped blogging blogging, saving it all for my weekly updates instead. However, it still feels valuable in terms of capturing the variety of things that I do and I think it plays a part in me not becoming low due to the utter pointlessness of it all!

VLADIMIR:
Well? Shall we go?
ESTRAGON:
Yes, let's go.
They do not move.

Sums it up nicely, somehow. Beckett always does.

Anyway, having seen enough of me belly button, here we go, fix that smile and...

I've been very focused on writing and the mysterious Enframing essay is in a near-finished state so I submitted a draft chapter and thus hit another deadline. It's satisfying!

I took a trip to Covenham reservoir with Chris and sang 'A trip to Covenham reservoir' there. Not an astounding thing to have done, but I liked it (although I was glad to get to the end of the song as it was bloody cold). Later that same evening... I went to see the great Alan Barnes in festive mood with Josie and Emma.

Out of six articles I read on my Wetherspoons Friday Doctorate Day, there was only one useful one. Quite good in one way, as there are fewer notes to write up... However, I realise that I have developed an intense dislike of the work of Jacques Derrida - perhaps it's because I've read the wrong texts, I don't know. But what I have read thus far, he strikes me as a fop, a clever fop, but a fop nevertheless - he reminds me of nothing more than Monty Python's Whistler and Wilde, making ever more outrageous statements for their effect, but mostly empty of meaning - jouissance is a lovely idea but it gets fucking boring after a short while, like a stream of bats piss...


1 comment:

  1. It is wonderful that your ideas come to life with the renewed vigor. It seems to me that nothing could stop you on the way to this desire.

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