The soundtrack to my early twenties were the hauntingly beautiful melodies of the melancholic Englishman, Nick Drake. His music still stops me in my tracks for a moment of quiet contemplation and his lyrics often run through my mind when I am working creatively.
The song "I was made to Love Magic" has some beautiful lines in it...
I was born to use my eyes
Dream with the sun and the skies
To float away in a lifelong song
In the mist where melody flies.
I was made to love magic...
I was born to sail away
Into a land of forever
Happy Friday folks, I hope your weekend is full of sunshine and smiles!!
'The clouds were building up now for the trade wind and he looked ahead and saw a flight of wild ducks etching themselves against the sky over the water, then blurring, then etching again and he knew no man was ever alone on the sea.'
The Old Man and The Sea by Ernest Hemingway was first published on this day, the 8th September, in 1952. The above excerpt is one of my favourite lines from the book, one that considers man versus nature.