Books, exhibitions, films, music, places. Anything that inspires. Here so I don’t forget…
Open the book of my vanishing memory
– Paul Simon
I’ve been updating this blog on a fairly regular basis since I retired from working as a teacher in a further education college in Liverpool in 2008. I use the blog as a way of remembering places I’ve been and walks I’ve done, as well as art and photography, books and films, music and other things that have made an impression on me. Sometimes I write about the injustices in the world and the destructive nature of the economic system that we live under.
Remember what you have seen, because everything forgotten returns to the circling winds.
– Navajo Wind Chant
Explore That’s How the Light Gets In:
- All blog posts
- A personal selection
- Poetry: links to poems quoted in posts
- Walking the Leeds-Liverpool Canal
- Walking the Mersey from source to sea
- Re-Reading Dickens
- The First World War: one hundred years on
More options:click the three dots at top right
Who are we, if not a combination of experiences, information, books we have read, things imagined? Each life is an encyclopaedia, a library, an inventory of objects, a series of styles, and everything can be constantly reshuffled and reordered in every conceivable way.
– Italo Calvino, Six Memos for the Next Millennium
I am a history; a memory inventing itself
– Octavio Paz