One of my favorite Hyacinth Bucket (pronounced Bouquet) episodes is the one with the Bon Vivant Buffet and Alfresco Munchettes. I love how she dumps a bucket of manure over her own hand made Rule Britannia! burning poster.
I’ve never seen a ghost or had a ghostly experience, whereas everyone else seems to have at least one story. I’m OK with that.
Hamlet has much in common with Miss Havisham, since he cannot let go of his father after his passing, even when everyone else moves on. How long can one live off of grief? How long?
Perhaps being engaged is all about being productive, but what it does is to set these actually huge expectations. It’s so easy to fall back on deadlines and due dates, especially if you’re an artistic person.
“Listen to the mustn’ts, child. Listen to the don’ts. Listen to the shouldn’ts, the impossibles, the won’ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me… Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.” ― Shel Silverstein
I’ve always tended to believe that opposites don’t attract: there is no compatibility, differences cause problems, you’ll end up making constant compromises, it takes too much effort.
I remember the day I came out to my family as gay. I was completely terrified as I didn’t know how their shock would manifest. As it turned out, there was no shock, there was no secret.
How about those moments when we want things to go away, to not happen, when we are in the wrong place at the wrong time. Is everything really meant to be?
When I was a kid I was terrified of bullies. They seemed like these evil creatures thirsty to get fixated on someone and cause insufferable pain. Nothing has changed, but now I can walk away and be done with them.
The person who upholds a position of power and trust is always the wrong person.
“Love, we say, is life; but love without hope and faith is agonizing death.” ~ Elbert Hubbard.
I practice teetotalism, therefore I am what is called a teetotaler. Well, I really don’t practice it as in a doctrine. It just happens to be this way.–
8:40 AM: The Havisham Hour. Day/Page/Sketch #254 of 513 from Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations –You will never see HRH Elizabeth II drinking or eating in public. In fact, just as Estella, you would never see her eating or drinking. Period.–Visit http://www.HavishamHour.com to order fine prints, listen to previous podcasts, and to learn more about this project. ©2013 Julio Panisello.
When I was a little kid I was into embroidery and cross-stitch, and also macrame. I thank my mom for letting me do all those things.