“Songs of a Dead Laughter, Songs of Love Once Hot…”

[Denver Diaries. June 2012.] Gertrude Margaret Lowthian Bell, ever since the day I first heard of her, has been a source of utter fascination to me. She was a lot of things - writer, traveller, political officer, an influential woman in a man's domain - but she is perhaps best known for her contribution to… Continue reading “Songs of a Dead Laughter, Songs of Love Once Hot…”

One Day in the Afternoon of the World

“He walked, one of many still abroad in the world, in the street. Every day gone with work unfinished, things to do, places to go, people to see, words to be spoken, a man himself unfinished, unfinishable, even by death unfinishable, even in birth unfinishable, a walker through days and nights until he is forty-seven all of… Continue reading One Day in the Afternoon of the World