Tuesday, July 24, 2007

So I pull the McEwan back out again...

For Musing. I'm kidding! I was actually thinking of a quote I should have put down from Black Dogs:

"It is photography itself that creates the illusion of innocence. Its ironies of frozen narrative lend to its subjects an apparent unawareness hat they will change or die. It is the future they are innocent of. Fifty years on we look at them with the godly knowledge of how they turned out after all--who they married, the date of their death--with no thought for who will one day be holding photographs of us."

I think of that sometimes, when I write the wrong year, for instance, 2004--think of who I was just a few years ago. What I did not know then that I know now, let alone twenty years ago.

Absolutely read Saturday--all of the minute of life, love, violence, disappointment, success, etc. wrapped up in 24 hours of one man's life. Working backwards I would also suggest Enduring Love although it's disturbing in many ways. I would likewise recommend the movie with Daniel Craig (he of Bond and soon The Golden Compass). The title says it all, both enduring love, enduring as adjective--strong and long lasting, but also as gerund of endure. Love that must be borne like suffering or hardship.

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