Something For the Weekend #1

1 Dec


‘It is the function of creative men to perceive the relations between thoughts, or things, or forms of expression that may seem utterly different and to be able to combine them into some new form’, William Plomer

Some inspirational snippets and recommendations for your weekend


Something to Watch:


Set in Dublin a story the lives of two ‘kindred spirits’ (one musician) the other a young mother (also with a love of music) intertwine.


Why: Brilliant score, beautiful scenery and warmth.



Something To Look At:

Philosopher In Meditation by Rembrandt, 1832

Rembrandt, Philosopher in Meditation


In common with Michelangelo and Rembrandt I am more interested in the line, its rise and fall, than in color.
Edvard Munch



Something To Read:

An Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) Poem:

A Light Exists In Spring

A Light exists in Spring
Not present on the Year
At any other period —
When March is scarcely here

A Color stands abroad
On Solitary Fields
That Science cannot overtake
But Human Nature feels.

It waits upon the Lawn,
It shows the furthest Tree
Upon the furthest Slope you know
It almost speaks to you.

Then as Horizons step
Or Noons report away
Without the Formula of sound
It passes and we stay —

A quality of loss
Affecting our Content
As Trade had suddenly encroached
Upon a Sacrament.


Something To Think About:

‘If we had a keen vision and feeling of all ordinary life, it would be like hearing the grass grow and the squirrel’s heartbeat, and we should die of that roar which lies on the other side of silence’.

George Eliot, Middlemarch (1872)


  • And check out Classic Friday with Nisha Moodley on author Elizabeth Gaskell here

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