Tag: transition

  • I would go out tonight …

    … but I haven’t got a stitch to wear! So croons Morrissey in The Smiths’ song ‘This charming man’, released in 1984. It was in that year, my first year at university, that I was introduced to The Smiths, and for some reason theirs were the first songs I’d really paid attention to for their lyrics.… Read more

  • Image, mirror, selfie

    Time for a proper blog post drawn from my cabinet of writing ideas. This one seems apt, since – according to Twitter – today is #NationalSelfieDay. Unhelpfully, the hashtag doesn’t tell us which of the couple-of-hundred-odd nations of the world celebrates this day. (It is, of course, the United States – a country that could… Read more

  • Then was not the time

    — Why on earth am I doing this at this age? — Because you’ve been on earth while it’s gone round the sun that many times. — Um, no, that’s not quite what I meant. — Oh, I see. You mean you think that what you’re doing isn’t appropriate for someone who is no longer… Read more