One of my widgets (a Mac thing mentioned in one of my other entries down there) is this thing called Oblique Strategies by Brian Eno and Peter Schmidt. It's subtitle is 'Over one hundred worthwile dilemmas'. You click on it and it says something oblique and strategic like (hang on, let me click) 'A line has two sides'. I guess it's supposed to help you think laterally to solve creative blocks or something but jeez. A line has two sides? What the? Here's another: 'Do the last thing first.' Yes, sensei. It's like a cross between a fortune cookie and some dreadful ex-boyfriend who gives advice when you just want a timtam and a hug.
Hmmm. I think that's the key. They should put their oblique strategies on tim tams. Perfect. I think my problem is I don't want oblique strategies. I want concrete ones.
We have a very loud heater. It complains a lot. So I can be warm and deaf or cold and aurally relieved. Oooh I just bashed it up and it's quiet. Sshh...must go and write a quick novel before it works up to something again.
She eats sadness, she eats the hollow space of her mum's wounded heart. The cake is tantalising because it is love and frivolty and she can eat its heart until she's full to bursting. But cake can be beautiful yet dry and disappointing. The hard icing facade conceals so much.
In Rise cake is the new sex.
On Friday Frederique turns three and to honour this spectacular event she will have cake. She will have three cakes - one for Tuesday creche (oops must rememebr to make that one today!!), one for the kid's party on Saturday and one for the family party on Sunday. Cake, cake, cake. I'm a bit scared of all this cake. On her birthday she will have spaghetti because spaghetti is what she loves best.