12-13:th March

Sillustrated by Katarina Karlsson

Madeleine McNeil: Making free with Llewed and Lascivious boasts

"On Christmas Eve, my loved one and I decided to have a day of noticing things we hadn't noticed before. We walked down streets that were familiar, but we walked slowly and looked up and saw towers on the top of buildings and people walking around their swankly loft appartments and interesting carvings in stone and a million things that were floating around out heads that we never noticed before. It was a wonderful day. I could feel the cold wind gusting round me and blowing away the cobwebs from my brain.

I recommend this to all of you. Take a day, put on hat and gloves (and other clothing, of course) and aimlessly stroll down familiar streets, gazing UP UP UP. Drink it all in. And you get the thrill that comes from knowing something that other people don't know. No one else looks up. It will be just you.

I have recently started going swimming twice a week, and this has led me to thinking about stuff a lot more than I usually do. What does one occupy one's mind with while swimming up and down and up and down the pool?"

Gardiner, Stuart: One man's lazy is another man's relaxed...

"Meanwhile, the Magnificent Miss Madeleine was asking how to occupy your mind whilst swimming. Personally, I normally have a tune in my head. And I sing along. Which is all very well, unless it's a really good song, because then I start to dance to it, which isn't such a good idea when you're standing on 3 metres of water."

Kenneth P Y Chu: my treasure hunting days are over

"Whenever I go swimming my mind is occupied with trying to stay afloat, and thus alive as I claw and grasp and kick and punch at the nothingless as I sink into this thing quicker than quick sand. To put it eloquently I can't swim to save my life.. or am I now just being literal?"

Mark Casarotto: when the pool is crowded, breaststroke becomes literal

" Ken was spot on - thoughts of staying afloat/alive predominate, with the occasional "ooh, look at her thighs" and the rather more frequent "bugger, that old man who's paralysed down one side wants to overtake". I also am increasing, by one per day, the number of 20-metre lengths I complete. So keeping count is urgent and key, especially when you get to 55. I also think a great deal about the correct leg action that goes with breaststroke, as I'm not very good at it." PLEASE READ - LIST OWNER MESSAGE

"Most of the complaints about posts are usually about long posts, but short posts, quoting the whole of the message before, with just "Yeah!" are just as frustrating. What if everyone did this? "


"Yeah, right, like what Linda said.


David Moore
Chelmsford, UK "

snowy .: Does music move the mind or does music move the body? (I dunno)

"I was thinking the other day about music and dancing. Most people I know really like dancing, but I don't. People tend to assume this is shyness (which it may be) or just fear (which it isn't). I occasionally get the urge to jump up and move around to a song, usually with a few drinks inside me or when something particularly nice has happened. But most of the time music fires my imagination. I've always been the same. When I was a boy I used to listen to songs and have very vivid daydreams, usually about being a hero and rescuing someone, or just doing something amazing and memorable. I still live a sort of Billy Liar existence. My daydreams have changed now, probably broadened a bit. But I'm still essentially the same. Really great music just makes me disappear into my own little world inside my head. "

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