Extracts from a philosophy – Part Two

Here we are at day two of the three day quote challenge set me by Marje at Kyrosmagica – thank you Marje. Do go and have a dander. She’s lovely is Marje.

Yesterday it was Kipling rewarding me with a little of my personal mantra. Today we have Sir Thomas Beecham

Beecham quote

Regular readers will know I enjoy a little light tripping of the fantastic – ballroom and Latin. It pens back senility and keeps my marriage vows fresh. And I do believe that the bane of our age is the incessant collecting of stuff. What matters is not this gadget or that sofa but experiences. So part two of my personal philosophy, after not wasting a moment, is getting out there and giving things a go. I fail miserably, every day, in that aspiration but I’m bloody well going to keep failing which is better than not trying.

About TanGental

My name is Geoff Le Pard. Once I was a lawyer; now I am a writer. I've published three books - Dead Flies and Sherry Trifle, My Father and Other Liars and Salisbury Square. In addition I published an anthology of short stories, Life, in a Grain of Sand this summer. A fourth book will be out soon. This started life as a novel in a week on this blog and will follow later this year. I blog about all sorts at geofflepard.com and welcome all comments. These are my thoughts and no one else is to blame. If you want to nab anything I post, please acknowledge where it came from.
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13 Responses to Extracts from a philosophy – Part Two

  1. Well… I mostly agree. But I’m quite fond of my sofa. 😀 Hugs!

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  2. A touch of dancing sounds like a sound idea Geoff. Thanks for joining in the challenge and sharing your photo and quote about trying out new experiences. Yes I agree experiences are life, possessions, and material things are nice to have up to a point, but thereafter they lose their meaning. There are only so many coats we can have, but days out doing something new stay in our memory long after said coat has lost its first flush of youth.

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  3. I still like a little bit of hey-diddley-hi-doh dancing – although my days of hoofing round the floor like Zorba the Greek are long gone ………….. but for the rest, I’m with you – especially, let’s do without the stuff.

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  4. Ritu says:

    Advice taken, Sir Beecham… no incest… but I did try line dancing… does that count???

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  5. Charli Mills says:

    At least you look stylish! 😉

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