Sunday, March 12, 2006

Silent and Grey

Everyday is like Sunday
everyday is silent and grey
-The Smiths

Dark and dismal, perfect weather for a Sunday, smatterings of rain and absolutely no reason to go outside all day long. Holing up with computers, DVD burning, vlog researching, Sex and the City marathon and pancakes with the family. Sunday breakfast is just about my favorite treat all week. My family can eat so many pancakes that I don’t even get to have one until many flapjacks have been consumed and they beg for a moment to regain their appetites. That is when I get to start eating, but I love waiting, I love serving them and chatting about our weeks. We gorge on the hot buttered, fruit-rich, dense wheat delicacies and sip cup after cup of steaming hot, creamy tea. These little moments are why I came back to VT. For times spent like this.

DBC12 * January 2005 * Have You Ever Been Mellow?

Well, have you? This montage feature Eva Newton-John the Deadbeat prancing around her yard in the snow and singing the praises of being mellow. Come on, you can dig it! It's the deadbeat anthem! Kick off your shoes, close your eyes and light some incense man!

36 MB, 3:35 RT

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Isak Dinesen
Isak Dinesen is an amazing author and you should go out and read anything by her. It might start off slowly but stick with it because once you get through the thickness of her writing, her stories will swallow you up. Below are some quotes that I pockmarked in my book. The first quote seems to explain the act of blogging perfectly.

"How mysterious and difficult it is to live, he thought, and what does it all mean? Why does my life seem to me so terribly important, more important than anything that has ever happened? Perhaps in a hundred years people will be reading about me, and about my sadness tonight, and think it only entertaining, if even that."
- Isak Dinesen, Seven Gothic Tales

"While we are young, the idea of death or failure is intolerable to us; even the possibility of ridicule we cannot bear. But we have also an unconquerable faith in our own stars, and in the impossibility of anything venturing to go against us. As we grow old we slowly come to believe that everything will turn out badly for us, and that failure is in the nature of things; but then we do not much mind what happens to us one way or the other. In this way a balance is obtained."
- Isak Dinesen, Seven Gothic Tales

"The real difference between God and human beings, he thought, was that God cannot stand continuance. No sooner has he created a season of a year, or a time of the day, than he wishes for something quite different, and sweeps it all away. No sooner was one a young man, and happy at that, than the nature of things would rush one into marriage, martyrdom or old age. And human beings cleave to the existing state of things. All their lives they are striving to hold the moment fast, and are up against a force majeure. Their art itself is nothing but the attempt to catch by all means the one particular moment, one mood, one light, the momentary beauty of one woman, one flower, and make it everlasting. It is all wrong, he thought, to imagine paradise as a never-changing state of bliss. It will probably, on the contrary, turn out to be, in the true spirit of God, an incessant up and down, a whirlpool of change. Only you may yourself, by that time, have become one with God, and have taken to liking it."
- Isak Dinesen, Seven Gothic Tales

2 comments:

Tmoore said...

hmmm... can i read this book please :)

Eva the Deadbeat said...

yup, and almost every other page is indented cause it got some good stuff in there!

hee hee...