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My Diary: Shedding Dreams Like Insect Skins

Gerald's Rather Strange Diary

I stayed in the torus shape of a tokamak face all day‭ (‬this is a new style of portraiture I am trying to perfect even though it means painting with fast moving atomic particles‭); ‬my body had disagreed on principle and had cast off it clothes like an unfinished building site waiting for a new consignment of sand.‭ ‬June burrowed in mole rat tunnels while trying out various colour combinations for a three masted yacht‭ (‬although the man with three names who recently arrived on earth after hitching a life on a passing comet talked all posh and called it schooner‭)‬.‭ ‬We met for lunch in a bivouac in Death Valley‭ ‬-‭ ‬we are in training for a holiday on Mars‭ (‬although I would have preferred Minerva but the brochure said it was too expensive‭)‬.

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Flash Movie Review: The Disappointments Room


A life full of expectations will be a life filled with disappointments. I wish it wasn’t so but it is a fact; having those expectations can lead you down a sad path in life. This was a hard lesson I had to learn; I mean it took years for me to figure it out and even to this day I have to catch myself from placing expectations on things I have no control over. Now I am not really referring to the expectations we have when we are buying a product. For example if you are buying a vacuum cleaner you expect to plug it in and it works; though these days that may not be the case as much. Or how about the conversation I just had with a friend who went to a restaurant and ordered a particular dinner because of my recommendation. It turns out they did…

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