Dowson, Ernest (1867 - 1900)
They are not long, the weeping and the laughter,
Love and desire and hate;
I think they have no portion in us after
We pass the gate.
They are not long, the days of wine and roses:
Out of a misty dream
Our path emerges for a while, then closes
Within a dream.
Oh! the embaressment! filled the car with petrol last night - but
when I went to pay, found I'd left my purse with all my cards at home! Have to call in today at the petrol station with cash - or risk the police being informed! yikes!
l-o-v-e-l-y music! & gorgeous scenery!
George Monbiot - what a great article!
See above for a moving speech by Gerald Kaufman given in 2009 - yet tragically nothing has changed. Still so true today.
11.07.14 My choir performed at an old people's home summer fair today - wheee!!! what whizzy fun that was! And I think they enjoyed it too.....
Penelope Trunk I love you!
Ramit Sethi rocks!
Wheeee! all these people here who rate me highly! Thanks! I'm flattered! The only problem is - I don't know who the hell you are! Chaps - give up browsing anonymously - then (maybe) I'll return the favour.... I mean - if the point here is trying to meet someone, what's the point if I don't know who you are?
This is brill! If this doesn't bring a smile to your cheek - then nothing will!
Oh! Update - had a great time at a life-drawing class recently - really absorbing - such intense concentration required - almost a meditative experience! (But the organiser only booked the room for 6 weeks, so now we're waiting for her to find a new venue....)
I live in Leeds and I like to visit London - but I couldn't put Leeds AND London as my location.
I am a tall (just under 5'8") professional initially fairly shy/reserved woman hoping to share friendship, mutual admiration and - .....(all the rest). My likes include spicy food, fresh air and walking (there's so many fantastic places to walk in Yorkshire...- which is where I live), reading, lively conversation and companionable silences,world music and classical music,(which sometimes includes me playing the piano badly) , cinema and opera. I'm an avid radio 4 listener and increasingly radio 3 as well, and sometimes radio 2. My dislikes include overheated, overcrowded and noisy places, dogs. I don't smoke and I don't drink much.
I'm full of imperfections and foibles - I expect you are too!
I am not really interested in lengthy email exchanges - let's meet or let's not meet - you can't get to know someone without meeting face-to-face.
I am 5' 8, intelligent, and pensive