"His best. Time may show it to be the best single piece of any of us, I mean his and my contemporaries. This time, he discovered God, a Creator. Until now, his men and women had made themselves, shaped themselves out of their own clay; their victories and defeats were at the hands of each other, just to prove to themselves or one another how tough they could be. But this time, he wrote about pity: about something somewhere that made them all: the old man who had to catch the fish and then lose it, the fish that had to be caught and then lost, the sharks which had to rob the old man of his fish; made them all and loved them all and pitied them all. It’s all right. Praise God that whatever made and loves and pities Hemingway and me kept him from touching it any further."
William Faulkner reviewing 'The Old Man and The Sea' by Ernest Hemingway
So what is new? Well, finished work on 'The Streets Project' which has been nominated for 2 awards - awesome. May also transfer - also awesome. Was a pleasure and an honour to be on that one - it was really special.
Tomorrow I have a shift working on the followspot at 'Thriller Live' in the West End. Immensely more excited about this than scared which can only be a good thing right? Right? RIGHT?
Day job continues, after a fashion.
Not LARPed on a regular basis since I stopped being in charge of Fools and Heroes. I miss people though so when/if I get any free time I will hopefully come along and catch up with people. Not sure when I will get any free time!
It feels like lots of my life and personality have been chucked up into the air because of a decision I made recently. I am waiting to see where they fall, if they fall at all. It is partly liberating and partly terrifying and sometimes I feel so fragile and sad. I know, I know, no different from normal!
Still, my birthday is soon so that will be nice :)
Moving soon so spending a lot of time packing. Work gets busier and busier. RENT draws closer and closer. Trying to manage time and space. Hopefully I will get through and can start ticking things off and be able to think about something new as I discussed in my last post.
"The notion of the social contract is that individuals unite into a society by a process of mutual consent, agreeing to abide by certain rules and to accept duties to protect one another from violence, fraud, or negligence."
One version of this is the opinion "that we gain civil rights in return for accepting the obligation to respect and defend the rights of others..."
...by Mamma, who told me the Archbishop of Canterbury and Lord Conyngham were here and wished to see me. I got out of bed and went into my sitting-room (only in my dressing gown) and alone, and saw them. Lord Conyngham then acquainted me that my poor Uncle, the King, was no more, and had expired at 12 minutes past 2 this morning, and consequently that I am Queen."
Queen Victoria, from her diary 20 June 1837. She was 18 years old.