Thursday, March 08, 2007

outside books - a meme

Tom Beckett tagged me with this meme:

"I now propose a new tag: Things which one has read and has been influenced by which are not confined to those paper-bound vessels of the printed word we refer to as books. Let's call these Non-Books. Or maybe Impossible Books. Or Limen Books? It's up to you."

--J. Bradshaw


Could be lots of things but here's some:

raking light

the emptiness of afternoon at home, while sick, punctuated with fugitive neighbourhood sounds, machinery buzz, cars, birds (this comes from childhood)

the smell of jasmine in september spring

beginning to cook a meal, bringing the ingredients together, to the oil

the smell of rain on summer streets

the beginning of so many old songs (too numerous ...) - that strum, tick of percussion, bass rumble

the birds outside our back window

the sound of the mail arriving, even if it will be crap or bills

watching the sky, clouds, weather from a work desk

the smell of railway stations

breeze on skin

a hand on a body and the various meanings of this


I tag Ivy Alvarez, Ernesto Priego, Andrew Burke and Chris Murray.

4 comments:

Ivy said...

Oh my goodness. Okay, I'll have a think. :-)

Ivy said...

Here ya go! :-)

Andrew said...

Jill - you'll be sleeping now, down there in eastern Oz, but I have fulfilled the tag and continued the meme with my response at http://www.inblogs.net/hispirits

Hope it fits the bill.

Androo

Ernesto said...

Jeez. I will post mine tomorrow. Thanks for tagging me! (I like reflexive verbs!)

Hope you are feeling better...