Write whatever you normally write about, and weave in a book quote, film quote, or song lyric that’s been sticking with you this week.

We used to play this game at work in meetings. At one stage we even had the global CIO joining in. It used to be random words but then it turned in to lyrics and quotes. In a way it was useful, because everyone that was playing was at least paying attention to the meeting. The other way I judged attention span was putting a random picture of Diana Vickers in to the end of a presentation to the heads of European Finance, and it turns out that they were concentrating.

Interestingly I was thinking about someone the other day in a completely random place and a film quote came to mind and suddenly I understood it. So maybe this post is pertinent.

I usually blog about what’s going on or what I’m thinking with the guidance of a prompt. Most posts are about life and the choices I make, whatever that is. This I choose to do. If there is a price, this I choose to pay. If it is my death, then I choose to die. Where this takes me, there I choose to go. I choose. This I choose to do.

To see the world, things dangerous to come, to see behind walls, draw closer, to find each other, and to feel. That is the purpose of life.

All my life I’ve been searching for something. Something never comes; never leads to nothing. Nothing satisfies but I’m getting close – closer to the prize at the end of the rope.


Hmm.  That’s not great.  Might have another go later.  The quotes are from (respectively) Wintersmith by Terry Pratchett, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty and All My Life by Foo Fighters.



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