He looked better in a mask than I did without.
‘The World Health Organization (WHO) is considering changing its guidance on whether people should wear face masks in public, prompted by new evidence that suggests doing so could help contain the pandemic.’
- Hannah Devlin and Denis Campbell
Looking through my drafts I found this micro - an unusable remnant from a longer piece about keeping up appearances. A word written without a second thought to connote pretence or disguise, now gives me reason to pause. To mask, or not to mask, that is the question. :§
Cut me a hook to catch my heart beat on.
New Year’s Eve - lazy expectations, summer tunes, and a walk in the park with an earwig.
‘I am a DJ, I am what I play,
I’ve got believers,
- David Bowie, DJ
Papa always said, ‘Parallel lives meet when love travels sideways.’
‘She didn't look at me and I didn't look at her. Some questions are so direct the only way to ask them is sideways.’
- Deanna Raybourn, A Spear of Summer Grass
To travel in a purposeful manner towards a vague destination.
'I am a serial coddiwompler and will often take off over a stretch of open ground or climb a hill "to see what is there".'
- Tony Bailie
My favourite new word. Thought I'd share it with you, it being a Saturday afternoon and perfect weather for coddiwompling.
at the doorway
‘I must get my soul back from you; I am killing my flesh without it.’
- Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath
there is space