Archive for February, 2010

Slip sliding

Posted in Uncategorized on February 22, 2010 by abandonata


Today’s exercise is to choose a movie image which shows how we got here. This is mine. Mufasa falls over the edge because he thinks his child is dying. Scar makes damn sure he falls off – a helping hand would have been more humane. He could just have left him to crawl back up, even. But no. Scar has his own problems, of course….

It’s not a perfect fit. Scar is malicious and weak and unplesant and tyrannical. Mufasa is noble and would have been worth saving. And Simba takes revenge afterwards. So no – maybe I need to watch more movies.

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Extra salt

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on February 22, 2010 by abandonata

They don’t put salt on the table here, because it’s easy to add your own – once you start eating anything, that is. Some things aren’t so good soggy, though. Toast and tears won’t catch on. But seafood is good – salt adds authenticity, as though eating them in their natural habitat. Maybe I’ll come back as a whale next time. Or a stone. A stone would be good.

But surely we should have extra salt? It can’t just go round and round, the same salt recycled through food and tears, onto the food, into the tears, onto the food, into the tears….

Miserable art

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on February 20, 2010 by abandonata


Trip out to Tate Britain yesterday, and Fitzwilliam in a few mins. Amazing how much art comes out of the Slough…
Is this really a pic of hope? There’s only one string left… more like desparation.

The file in the pie

Posted in Uncategorized on February 19, 2010 by abandonata

Hah! Those people on reception, they don’t know what they are doing. They don’t seem to notice that I have friends. Many, good, kind friends. And friends send pies with files hidden inside. We all know that, we’ve watched enough cartoons. I’m not quite sure files are the right implement, since it’s not exactly bars at the window that are the problem. But I’m going to eat more pies. There’s two things there – I’m going to eat. And some of what I eat will be pies. Please keep sending pies. Please keep hiding things in pies. Any chance of hiding a ladder in a pie? This could be the way out.

Bed rest

Posted in Uncategorized with tags on February 18, 2010 by abandonata

Being in bed – symptom, cause and remedy of depression on different occasions. Today, definitely on the remedial side.

Can’t see the wood for the trees

Posted in Uncategorized on February 17, 2010 by abandonata

Nel mezzo del cammin di nostra vita
mi ritrovai per una selva oscura
ché la diritta via era smarrita…

Am talking about Inferno on Friday. Given carte blanche, wonder why I chose that? SoD gets into the unconconscious and eats it from the inside like a hagfish.

Do as I say, not as I do

Posted in Uncategorized on February 17, 2010 by abandonata

Did I write all that about diet, exercise, emotional well-being? Is that book really going to repro? Cover blurb: the author is an emotional wreck suffering from early-onset starvation who takes no exercise and abuses alcohol on a regular basis.