Thursday, 29 March 2012

Quote of the Week

“The hardest thing in life is to know which bridge to cross and which to burn”
David Russell (Scottish classical Guitarist, b.1942)

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Subtext and Metaphor

I had a discussion with a friend some time back on the topic of subtext and metaphor, particularly in dramatic writing.

At the time I thought the two were separate and more or less mutually exclusive, but I wasn’t completely sure and so I did some reading.

I replied to my friend what I discovered, and am posting it here with his permission after some amendments.

I am obviously no expert on the matter, but I do hope anyone reading this will find it informative or at least mildly interesting.

Monday, 26 March 2012

Monday morning: if you feel happy, you're still dreaming.

I entered the office almost skipping. I was looking forward to the day, filled with a calm yet palpable sense of joie de vivre.  This is highly unusual for a Monday morning.

I thought, today is going to be the start of an awesomely productive week. I'll blaze through work like a focused laser beam, cutting through problems and ignoring distractions. This is what practice is, this is what being a lawyer ought to be and, and, and...

And then I read an something about the work I had to do, I thought, forget it, just forget it, I'm actually going to look for a distraction.