Chasing After Rainbows

Royal Chulan Hotel, Kuala Lumpur

Royal Chulan Hotel, Kuala Lumpur

Richard Of York Gave Battle In Vain I was taught as a child.

More takes on ROY G. BIV

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Rain Stops Play

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It is supposedly the cricket season, but with the unpredictable British weather, it is pretty much always the off season for summer sports.

This was taken on Friday June 12th 2015 – the 2nd One Day International between England and New Zealand at the Kia Oval. A close game won by the Black Caps, and interrupted by what could have been a match swinging lightning storm. Here play is about to resume and the covers are coming off.

It is against the law (probably) to go the Oval and not take a picture of the gasworks:

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More cricketing snaps here from last season.

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Fleeting Ideas

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There are three layers of ephemeral here:

The ripples eventually disappeared, and the surface of this lake at Trent Park went back to being perfectly still.

This book cover only existed as an option, in the end I went with Image & Other Stories, and the picture of a rose. The title of this option was too unwieldy, the colours didn’t work and the font was too fussy.

The story Stillness and Dancing is in part about the transitory nature of childhood dreams. It had a different title until I recalled these lines from Eliot’s East Coker:

So the darkness shall be the light, and the stillness the dancing

The extract from the poem features at the beginning of the story.

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Other things ephemeral here.