The experiment continues with a celebration of the unbridled joys of diving into literary rabbit holes. There's dawn walks with Nietzsche and Emerson; and far flung friends from the Flip Flopped Potterer in Gozo to the celebrated author/bluehouse librarian Luke Brown. There's playgrounds and parks and birdlife and the online world of connections and reconnections and newfound avenues to explore... poetry from Caroline Bird (30:55) and JP Hummingbird (19:50)
The train of thought experiment continues with the false starts of Spring; further thoughts on hope and the book/movie Papillon - is silence a superpower?
There's some reflections on the glorious parklife of England and the contented poet saunterer - is this Baudelaire's vision of the Flâneur?
And some brief reflections on money - Is money freedom? Towards the end Philip Larkin makes an appearance with, 'This Be Verse'.
Today's episode reflects upon how we view the world: Do we have to create something to be creative? Orwell makes another appearance as he explores poverty through 'Down and Out in Paris & London'. Walt Whitman enters the fray alongside Norman Nicholson, who we are beginning to know quite well at this point.
The rise and fall of everything. Have you ever dived head first into a crypto wormhole? Will Clubhouse take over the World? The joys of fallen fallow friendships that live forever. And, 'Listening to an Oxford Lecture Whilst Eating Soup'.
Fare thee well
Is persistence the hallmark of a great artist? Can you hold on to your vision whilst the world fluctuates around you? Today's musings ramble across David Hockney's views on Van Gogh, Leonard Cohen's escape up the Zen mountain and Baisao's journey off that mountain back into the red dust of the world... enjoy.
This episode has a brief exploration of the effect that light can have on us and works of art. We travel through time a little to Cumbria in North West England to meet Norman Nicholson (Poet) and Percy Kelly (Painter). And then finish with a flurry of nothingness...