Do us a favor... I know it's difficult for you... but please, stay here, and try not to do anything... stupid.
Watching these films again, it becomes apparent precisely how many of the things I say are lifted or adapted from the various Pirates of the Caribbean films. No, they're hardly cinematic excellence, but they sit at a time of my life where for whatever reason I committed a lot of things to memory. It would be fair to say that the first film in particular has shaped who I have become in my mid - no, we'd better be honest, so 'late' - thirties. Which may or may not be a good thing.
What I've noticed this week (and the reason for all the stupid quotations) is that as my brain is gradually and cumulatively deprived of sleep by the ludicrously early waking of the small human(ish) that also occupies my house, my decision-making is deteriorating rapidly. I recently heard an expert on the subject of sleep talk about exactly why just about every one of my 'lifestyle choices' (for which, read 'vices') leads to either deprivation of sleep or reduction in sleep quality, and how I am basically torturing myself by failing to get the sleep my body (and my brain in particular) needs. I remember quite vividly the rawness of sleep deprivation, the feeling of a complete lack of anything shielding the inner me from the world outside, in short, of anxiety, and I would go to considerable lengths to avoid that same feeling in the future. I might even consider making sensible choices. But probably not. Let's just hope I make it to the end of the week without doing anything sufficiently daft that I will later regret it!
So a couple of posts recently have mentioned music. I devote a reasonable amount of my leisure time to making music, and the fruits of those labours can now, in addition to being found under the album's title 'Seven Day Existence' by Void on Spotify, be watched on YouTube. Some of the video stuff on the channel is a little on the 'experimental' side... But any views and in particular any subscriptions make the band's online promotor (that would be Alan, the drummer) very happy indeed. So, do us a favour, and instead of staying here, go and listen to Void on YouTube.
When to the sessions of sweet silent thought