Sunday, 17 October 2010
A practical guide to some of Life's Top Things - A Digestive special issue (number 7 of 10).
Hmm, guess he’s late….i’ll start without him.
About the same time as they released the film I’m going to mention later, I was falling in love in San Francisco, Big Time.
And two things happened on different bridges near the city.
The first one I can’t tell you, least the spell be broken; the second took place at the end of the Golden Gate Bridge at evening, driving west back into the city.
We had just crossed the bridge and the sky and Sorry I’m late, did I miss anything?
Ah, there you are – and good morning to you too. Have you had a good week?
Yeah, brill, thanks - but don’t ignore the question.
Yeah, the question! Did I miss anything?
Well, you missed the start of the SEVENTH(!) in a series of The Digestive's Special Guides - a sort of pull out supplement - to some of life's top ten things.
Er, how can it be a pull out supplement, it’s a blog?
You could print it.
Print it – do I have to keep repeating myself?
You said it was a motif.
Whatever – anyhow, I said sort of pull out supplement.
Ah, like when you said sort of Zen metaphor, in part one?
Exactly, you continue to make progress grasshopper.
Yeah, yeah, I’ve worked that one out, someone told me. Who is it this week?
The person who said something quotable, whom I quote somewhere in the post, but forget their name deliberately?
Yes, him, her, it.
I can’t remember.
You can’t remember?
No, I can’t remember – otherwise it wouldn’t be the person who said something quotable, whom I quote somewhere in the post, but forget their name deliberately would it?
(aside - that was a big version of the motif)
But it was in a film, a long time ago.
A long time ago?
Well I guess time is relative, but at least twenty.
Twenty! Blimey, some people weren’t even born!
Some people aren’t even born today, and now isn’t a long time ago is it?
And in the film his name was Benni, but his real name is on the tom of my tongue.
Could be. But there was a subtle clue you missed at the beginning.
I’ll catch up, what was the name of the film?
I can’t remember that either, R something.
What did he say?
Time is a funny thing. Time is a very peculiar item. You see when you're young, you're a kid, you got time, you got nothing but time. Throw away a couple of years, a couple of years there... it doesn't matter. You know. The older you get you say, "Jesus, how much I got? I got thirty-five summers left." Think about it. Thirty-five summers.
That really bothered me when I watched the film; I’ve forgotten everything else about it.
So, NUMBER SEVEN is Time?
Not exactly, I chose sunsets – stop the car, get out – it may be raining tomorrow.
In San Francisco, you're kidding!?
Ok, foggy then.