Thursday, 29 September 2011

“The best thing for being sad," replied Merlin, beginning to puff and blow, "is to learn something. "

" That's the only thing that never fails. You may grow old and trembling in your anatomies, you may lie awake at night listening to the disorder of your veins, you may miss your only love, you may see the world about you devastated by evil lunatics, or know your honour trampled in the sewers of baser minds. 

There is only one thing for it then — to learn. Learn why the world wags and what wags it. That is the only thing which the mind can never exhaust, never alienate, never be tortured by, never fear or distrust, and never dream of regretting. Learning is the only thing for you. Look what a lot of things there are to learn.” 

A long quotation today, because it's worth it (much like a L'Oreal commercial) (that was a joke.)

Me and my blatant stereotyping...I expect magicians to speak with mysterious words, to enchant and beguile me, but I'm afraid, Merlin, that speech is just downright common sense.

 This was all brought about by Absurd Idea #1 - see yesterday's blog -  and the realisation that to make something of it would entail me learning some new skills.

First thought - can I be bothered? (Exonerating circumstances - I'm still on antibiotics for The Infamous Ear and feeling very much less than 100% fit.)

Second thought - HOORAY! I love learning new things and even if Absurd Idea #1 comes to nothing, I won't have wasted my time because I'll have added to my knowledge.

I'm hungry for it!