Colourful breakfast with Turner – much needed with yesterday’s grey skies. Lucky to be able to see his magnificent, colourful work on show at Turner Contemporary. Advertisements Continue reading Breakfast with JMW Turner.
Fantastic – a standing ovation at the Marlowe in Canterbury. Amazingly, the style of it had resonances for the play I’ve just written: The Magic of Mathematics based on the life of Ada Lovelace. The play is now going into … Continue reading Shawshank Redemption – the stage play.
I’m putting out some lurve for the Raven. Next time you want a comic character for a Christmas panto – choose a Raven. And seeing two Ravens kiss, is a delightful surprise. Yesterday I noticed the luvvy side of Ravens. There … Continue reading Comic Raven? Kissing Ravens?
Crew, cast and families – who has memories of Ireland, the candle light, and it all – to share? I went to see the film last week and enjoyed it more than when it first came out. It was a … Continue reading Barry Lyndon
… wolves, lioness, bear, chimps, pangolin, monkeys, deers.wombats. Documentaries showing various people and their love for wild animals and their response to them, has been shown on English tv. I was so moved by the stories and the important point being the animals remembered the people that had cared for them – and in one case after twenty years! Think hugs and intimate kisses in all cases, and lots of love. A woman in Australia looked after some wombats and had her favourite (always there’s a favourite in the group). Time came for them to be put back into the … Continue reading Wild Animals seeking love and kisses: rhinos, penguin, shark!,..
I have been reflecting on the newness of my feelings recently and then came upon a quote from Virginia Woolf’s diary which expressed similar. The snippet quoted was brought to my attention by the wonderful blog: Brain Pickings, which I highly recommend. “Odder still how possessed I am with the feeling that now, aged 50, I’m just poised to shoot forth quite free straight and undeflected my bolts whatever they are. Therefore all this flitter flutter of weekly newspapers interests me not at all. These are the soul’s changes. I don’t believe in aging. I believe in forever altering one’s … Continue reading Virginia Woolf – surprise match of feelings
Where does your creativity come from and similar questions? Thoughts about creative authority mingled in my mind this week along with seeing the film about an Indian mathematician: The man who knew infinity. Pre first World War, a young Indian man, Srinivasa Ramanujan, from low caste (no food, no home) and naturally without an education was able to write down, or rather intuit unfathomable maths. Eventually he was called to Cambridge university and was finally awarded a fellowship. That’s after being abused for most of his time here for being variously: Indian, too clever, shirking the war. He died so … Continue reading Creativity and “The man who knew infinity.”