........................................................................................ - a weBlog by Snowy and me.

Sunday, 17 December 2017

Speaking From My Office (2)

I have finally understood the point
of some of the cold callers who ring me
at home whilst I am working online.

When they leave the background noise
of an office on the line for my delight,
and then prove slow to speak
they are leaving me a free sample.

They are trying to sell me office sound effects.

Saturday, 16 December 2017

Speaking From My Office

When people say of some rude rejection
that they are sending in the direction
of somebody they might well meet again
'It is nothing personal' I often wonder
what 'personal' means in the statement.
And I wonder more what is truly 'personal',
or merely impersonal and characterless,
in all their other relationships.....

Friday, 15 December 2017

Fewer Listeners Required

The older I get the happier I become
just talking to myself, as long as I listen
to what I am saying and refresh what I say.

Thursday, 14 December 2017

Expecting Less

The older I get the less I know
about 'putting the world to rights',
and the more I wonder how well
I will get myself fit for the day. 

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Unfair Comparisons

Marlene Dietrich said 'Glamour is assurance.
It is a kind of knowing that you alright in every way,
mentally physically and in your appearance.
Whatever the occasion, the situation, you are equal to it.'.

This Christmas I wish such assurance most
for those that are most in need of it,
the vagrants and dispossessed
whi live in the midst of the greatest wealth,
the sick and tired whatever the cause of their tiredness,
the domesticated pets who endure cruel owners
among many many others on this planet.

The 'glamour' of folks getting by better
than their enemies ever intended them to
goes deeper than any surface sheen or Hollywood fantasy.

True glamour is being well prepared
for every everyday drama
that can be thrown at the living. 

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

My Seventh Christmas Card Of 2017

Naturally, this image is from facebook,
 possibly the greatest repository of frivolity known to man,
where that adverts alone are bad enough to put you off living...

Monday, 11 December 2017

The Advent Of Electric Light

On returning to church during Advent
and after one of my many disappointments
was finding out how many expressions
for light that were once church property
have now become the familiar patter
of modern day light bulb companies.