Thursday, 24 September 2009

Last Lines 3

"His soul swooned slowly as he heard the snow falling faintly through the universe and faintly falling, like the descent of their last end, upon all the living and the dead."

From "The Dead" in James Joyce's "Dubliners"

"Cardboard Self" by James Lake

An entrant in the "Outside In" competition and currently on display at the Pallant Gallery, Chichester. It is a powerful, highly detailed sculpture made of pieces of corrugated cardboard built up on an armature of carboard tubes of the kind we discard from rolls of wrapping paper.

It was not one of the 6 winners.

Wednesday, 23 September 2009

Last Lines 2

"We really are at the beginning of it all. The trick, of course, is to make sure we never find the end. And that, almost certainly, will require a lot more than lucky breaks"

from "A Short History of Nearly Everything" by Bill Bryson