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Wednesday, 4 February 2009

Paul Saich 2009

This year I was lucky enough that some of my colleagues at school put up quotes for me! My thanks to the English, Music and Drama departments for being so accommodating.

I reused the opening to Fremder AGAIN so I won't reproduce it here. Then also these:-

Time's arrow, we are told, is a one-way thing. I've certainly never found any way to roll it back so that I could change my actions and the consequences of them. Memory's arrow, like the needle of a compass too close to a lodestone, spins in all directions. And lodestones are more frequent than pot-holes on the streets of Used-To-Be.
from Amaryllis Night and Day

My third attempt gave me a feeling of desolation and an old woman posing as a black cat. I'd dreamt her many times before; she looked like the old witch in the Grimm story who sent the soldier down into the hollow tree for the tinder-box.
from Amaryllis Night and Day

And also this one...

More and more I find that life is a series of disappearances followed usually but not always by reappearances; you disappear from your morning self and reappear as your afternoon self; you disappear from feeling good and reappear feeling bad. And people, even face to face and clasped in each other's arms, disappear from each other.
from Fremder

Bit of a challenge to try to pick things that might appeal to students but I know that at least one went round trying to make sure he saw each of them!


  1. I didn't find any at school.

  2. Sorry you didn't find any! But they were there...if only for a day or two

  3. Oh well I might read some of these books


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