Friday, 12 February 2010

If only there were more hours in the day......

I certainly don't intend to die for a long, long time but as one ages one is ever more conscious that there's so much to be done and experienced while all the while the final time-boundary approaches. In my case it's to do with the particular arts I like - reading, music and cinema. As at now there's over 40 books I have here which are yet to be read, in addition to the numerous re-reads I've marked out. I keep passing a charity shop where second-hand paperbacks are on display on racks outside at dirt-cheap prices. Can't help myself buying - I'm addicted. Then just today I received an ordered box set of the complete Puccini operas on CD - while I'm still trying to get through, for a second time, boxed sets of the complete works of Bach, of Mozart and all the Haydn symphonies (106 in this set). Then in the coming week alone I want to - sorry, ought to - go to the cinema to see 'Precious', 'Invictus', 'A Single Man', and 'Ponyo'. While we're stuck with 24 hour-days a desirable alternative would be to sleep less at night but I've always needed more than average, more than likely because my brain is ever-active and there's so much 'clutter' in there. And somehow among all that I've still got to find time to ogle at men on the computer screen as a second-best to seeing them in real life. Oh, the troubles of human existence - it's exhausting!


  1. Ogling at men is not your #1 priority? Tsk! Tsk!
    I wanted so badly to see Invictus, but somehow I managed to miss it. Now I'll have to wait for it to be released on DVD. I have such a crush on Matt Damon!

  2. If there really is reduced libido on my part I put it down to using up too much of it during the 1980s - but it was such fun while it lasted! Don't really fancy 'Invictus' myself as I don't care for films based around a sport, but as it's Clint Eastwood..... (But I've still not seen 'Million Dollar Baby.') Don't share your Matt Damon crush, Larry, but he certainly is a very good actor.