I asked him what he meant by whimsy, and he struggled to define it. He said it's that nagging idea that life could be magical; it could be special if we were only willing to take a few risks.Donald Miller Dear Polecat, Boy, it's been an eventful month. It seems like after 5 months of … Continue reading Time flies. Space bees.
"You were used to say that extremity was the trier of spirits; that common chances, common men could bear; that when the sea was calm, all boats alike showed mastership in floating." - Shakespeare, Coriolanus Dear Mink, The header image is entirely because of our discussion about The Mummy the other day and how we … Continue reading Riding the Wave
History is a relentless master. It has no present, only the past rushing into the future. To try to hold fast is to be swept aside.- John F. Kennedy Dear Polecat, I sat down to write this Letter a few days ago, but (for reasons I shall outline) it felt like sitting down in a … Continue reading 2020 Strikes Again.
"There is no fun in doing nothing when you have nothing to do." Jerome K Jerome Dear Mink, Thank you for your letter 🙂 I too may very well ramble as there is not much going on at the moment. I start my new job on 6th July, and now that I've handed my notice … Continue reading Sunshine and Clouds
Sometimes words need music too. Sometimes the descriptions are not enough. Books should be written with soundtracks, like films.Terry Pratchett Dear Polecat, Usually I open with a lament about how much time has passed since my last Letter, but that's getting a bit old now. It's become less of a mistake, more of a character … Continue reading A Different Sort Of Sameness.
"Acting all sanctimonious while spouting bad info was a terrible way to win a debate, but a great way to piss people off." ― Becky Chambers, The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet Dear Mink, This weather makes me think of the Caffe Nero on Princes Street and Princes Street Gardens; treating ourselves to an … Continue reading T- 1 month (ish)
Bread and water can so easily become toast and tea.- Proverb, author unknown. Dear Polecat, I think this whole '14 days since last Letter' is becoming a habit. I partly blame the fact that I never get a notification or email about your Letters - something I'm trying to work on - so I didn't … Continue reading 17,648 cups of tea and counting.
"Many of the truths we cling to depend greatly on our own point of view." - Obi Wan Kenobi, The Return of the Jedi Dear Mink, I genuinely didn't think it had been two weeks since your letter. I guess that shows how much life gets in the way - I completely lost track of the … Continue reading May Be
“Five exclamation marks, the sure sign of an insane mind.”- Terry Pratchett, Reaper Man Dear Polecat, Once again I look back to your Letter and realise that it's been over two weeks since you wrote to me. It surprises me how much the days slip by when you don't have a distinct pattern to fill … Continue reading Adventures at home!!!!!
“You won't understand anything about imagination until you realise that it's not about making things up, it's about perception.” ― Philip Pullman, The Secret Commonwealth Dear Mink, Thank you for your letter 🙂 it made me smile. I am also supposed to be writing a story and I always think how I'm looking forward to sharing it … Continue reading The Four Week Limbo