Thoughts can cause distortions and distress. Accumulated thoughts can cause a state of mind that seems impossible to escape.
The power that things and situations have over you disappears with the absence of thought.
You can’t think your way out of thinking.
To try is to think. To be is to live.
The seven standalone short stories are: The Outer View; Night Fire; All The World’s A Stage; Human World; How I Became Prime Minister, Doomsday 1066, The Viewer. A combined version ties them together as a novel.
Each of the seven short stories have an adapted screen time of about 45 minutes. And they are all connected. The first two could be parts of the same story.
I’ve gone through phases of mainly focusing on, in turn: music, songwriting, singing, and artworks. The next up is writing, then performing what I have written.
None of the activities are switched-off. It’s just I start to feel pulled more in a different direction.
I’m winning at being slow.
Skills and knowledge can now be learnt at any point in life because the resources are openly accessible. What is truly valuable is a learning that inspires the imagination to create rather than repeat.
Artists observe. Intense feelings of empathy are welcome but lead only to misery if overwhelming.
I don’t think life is about the number of points scored, or marks totalled on both sides of a ledger.
Reliving memories of things going wrong can cause worry when presented with a similar situation. It’s better to have learned, so the replay isn’t necessary.
Why do answerers never say why “that’s a great question” is so great? I also would like to know why other questions aren’t that marvellous, with details of the grade achieved, percentile scored, and marks out of ten for effort 😉
Sunday is my favourite day of the week, but I wouldn’t want every day to be Sunday.
Saturday is when I can work a full day on what interests me most. I plan no work on a Sunday, but ironically this can be my most productive day because it’s usually when the best thoughts and feelings occur.
Less than one workout per week generally sees a deterioration in fitness or strength. Once a week is the minimum to maintain athleticism in the short-term; twice has marginal improvements; three to four times sees consistent gains; more than four has diminishing benefits.
Sonnet 18 sounds great when repeated in a vocal melody with Pachelbel’s Canon in D Major.
It is more fulfilling to create than consume.
Tip: The French in particular love it if, when visiting their country, you speak English at them and expect to be understood. Try also repeating yourself more slowly and loudly, as they might not have heard the first time.
Add depth to 2D habits.
Who you choose to spend your time with is the most important decision you can make.
Getting what you want can be the worst thing ever to happen to you. Not getting what you want can be the best thing ever to happen to you. And vice versa.
I could perform my music, poems and monologues on open mics – and film it if I want to. Sounds good to me, as live audiences always lift up the energy.
Powering down before the upload completes would be a pity.
Books, pen, pencil, paintings, guitar, piano, tea, coffee, flowers, trees, animals, peace, love.
Writing 50 threads within a theme, each comprising 1,000 words.
The tender beauty in your eyes is my breathing.
Experienced reality is an interpretation of the senses.
Acting is imagination.