Archive - Mar 19, 2006


Bad day today. Underestimated the water in capsicum ki bhaji while heading off to have a bath, hence burning it and setting off the smoke detector. (It’s good that I have lots of experience with that device, from various prior experiments.) Came to the office, 10% of the popcorn I just made in the microwave look and taste like carbon.


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Paul Simon & Arthur Garfunkel: I Am A Rock:

A winter’s day
In a deep and dark december;
I am alone,
Gazing from my window to the streets below
On a freshly fallen silent shroud of snow.
I am a rock,
I am an island.
I’ve built walls,
A fortress deep and mighty,
That none may penetrate.
I have no need of friendship; friendship causes pain.
It’s laughter and it’s loving I disdain.
I am a rock,
I am an island.

Don’t talk of love,
But I’ve heard the words before;
It’s sleeping in my memory.
I won’t disturb the slumber of feelings that have died.
If I never loved I never would have cried.
I am a rock,
I am an island.

I have my books
And my poetry to protect me;
I am shielded in my armor,
Hiding in my room, safe within my womb.
I touch no one and no one touches me.
I am a rock,
I am an island.

And a rock feels no pain;
And an island never cries.