Hey, Yeah!

2:05 pm.

Hey guys, you know what? I think The Cure’s song “Killing an Arab” is about when Meursault kills the guy in the book The Stranger by Albert Camus.

“Killing An Arab”

Standing on the beach
With a gun in my hand
Staring at the sea
Staring at the sand
Staring down the barrel
At the arab on the ground
I can see his open mouth
But I hear no soundI’m alive
I’m dead
I’m the stranger
Killing an arabI can turn
And walk away
Or I can fire the gun
Staring at the sky
Staring at the sun
Whichever I chose
It amounts to the same
Absolutely nothing

I’m alive
I’m dead
I’m the stranger
Killing an arab

I feel the steel butt jump
Smooth in my hand
Staring at the sea
Staring at the sand
Staring at myself
Reflected in the eyes
Of the dead man on the beach
The dead man on the beach

I’m alive
I’m dead
I’m the stranger
Killing an arab

From the Books

9:23 am.

As I’m reading books, if a certain phrase or sentence stands out to me, for whatever reason, I’ll jot them down in a notebook. Here are some.

”  “Don’t eat things you find, Scout.”  ”

Spoken by Jem to Scout, in To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, 1960.

 

”  “Flamingoes and mustard both bite. And the moral of that is: ‘birds of a feather flock together’. ”

–“Only, mustard isn’t a bird.”

The Queen of Hearts and Alice, on page 135 of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll, 1865.

 

“Boys are trying enough to human patience, goodness knows, but girls are infinitely more so, especially to nervous gentlemen with tyrannical tempers.”

page 73, Little Women by Louisa May Alcott, 1868.

 

”  “May the most you hope for be the least you get.”  ”

Spoken by the father, on page 134 of Total Constant Order, by Crissa-Jean Chappell, 2007.

 

”  “But there are always flies and itches. That’s why life is difficult to live.”  ”

Spoken by Tarrou on page 241 of The Plague, by Albert Camus, 1948.

 

”  “New knowledge is the most valuable commodity on earth. The more we have to work with, the richer we become.”  ”

Spoken by Dr. Asa Breed on page 41 of Cat’s Cradle, by Kurt Vonnegut, 1963.

 

“There comes a time when we realise that our parents cannot save themselves or save us, that everyone who wades through time eventually gets dragged out to sea by the undertow–that, in short, we are all going.”

Page 120 of Looking for Alaska, by John Green, 2005.

 

Have a lovely day 🙂

I Went to the Beach.

12:08 pm.

Yesterday I went to the beach. It was hot out, but the water was cold, but I got used to it over time, and eventually I was going fully underwater.

Now, if you’ve been following my blog for its entire existence (actually, I don’t think anyone followed me from that point), you would know from my posts from last summer that my favourite thing to do at the beach is look for beach treasures. And I’m happy to announce that I found some yesterday.

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This was my first find of the day. Wow! It is a bottle (obviously), with a height of seven and a half inches and a diameter at its base of two inches. There’s no writing on the sides, but on the bottom it reads “J L & Co L D C 1797”. It doesn’t seem terribly old, but it’s still cool.

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This one does seem older. It reads “WELCH’S” on the front and the back. It is five inches tall, and has a diameter at its base of two inches. It’s nicely worn, and I’m happy to welcome it to my collection 🙂

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I really don’t need more bottle bottoms, especially ones that have a jagged part of the bottle on it, but I kept this, for a reason. It reads “THIS BOTTLE NOT TO BE SOLD”, which itself is not really impressive; I see that all the time. The reason for which I kept it, though, is that in the center, one can read the word “BOTTLE” again, like it was double-struck when it was made.

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This was just so ridiculously large, I had to keep it. I suppose it is the bottom of a pickle jar or something. It has an odd character on it, like a T and an F put together.

Oh, it’s so nice to be back to my game! This was my first time to the beach this summer, and I would say that it was a good day for my collection. 🙂