“On ne peut pas avoir le beurre et l’argent du beurre.”

“You can’t have butter as well as the money from the butter.”

Well, that’s disappointing.

“You can’t have your cake and eat it” we say in English, but butter means everything to the French. If you have butter, you can bake any cake you want.

I want to binge watch amazing television, I want to go to the movies but I also want to write for hours every day. I want to build my dream house but I also want to go on vacation. I want to drink too much and eat anything I want, but I also want to feel good, be healthy into a ripe old age.

Why is life all about balance? How boring.

Yes, yes, yes, I watched another show about a Hot Mess and laughed my fool head off (My current crush Phoebe Waller-Bridge in Crashing). Why is it so damn attractive to me as I recline on my sofa, soft-bellied and middle-aged? Shouldn’t I be watching Midsomer Murders?

I have no need for what Candace Bushnell calls MAM, Middle Aged Madness. I want Middle Aged Calm, Middle Aged Joy.

My characters in Hotel Deja Vu have the option of going back to a time when they were happy. The tagline for the book is Would you do it all again? Argh…can you imagine doing it all again. And anyway, what would my life be like if I’d never drunk vodka from the bottle, or taken an ill-timed sabbatical in Europe, or any one of the truly stupid things I did that I may or may not want to do again?


Thought for the day – What is a good critic? Someone who supports and enhances, or somebody who prefers the boo instead of the yay? ~ David Lee Roth. I listened to a Debbie Millman interview with David Lee Roth today and it was a wild ride, as expected, but with so many unexpected gems.

David Lee Roth: ‘My advice for aspiring artists? Breathable fabrics’


Feature Photo by Brett Jordan on Unsplash

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

The Unseen Library

Expert reviews of the latest and the best in Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Science Fiction and Crime Fiction from an Australian reviewer.

jillwrites

Author of Dual Visions & Vashla's World, also co-author of Fan-tas-tic-al Tales and Mystery, Mayhem & Magic as one of The Ten Penners, I write book reviews, articles and other interesting prose.

thetenpenners.wordpress.com/

a collective of children's story writers

claire.she.goes

Content Writing

Doodlewash®

Adventures in Watercolor Painting and Sketching, Watercolour Magazine, with Charlie O'Shields

Awaiting the Muse

The Life of a Writer: Composed of waiting as much as writing.

A Book. A Thought.

“A room without books is like a body without a soul.” ― Marcus Tullius Cicero

Corey Truax

Husband | Father | Veteran | Author

Bookshelf

Explores the world through literature, movies, words, and quotes for the intellectually curious

Read Eat Sleep Repeat

A book review blog.

Marlena Marie

words come alive the moment you let them exist

Gershon Ben-Avraham

Writing is Remembering

NO LOVE LOCKS™

Free Your Love. Save Our Bridges.

half a purpose

Genuine Humble Kind

Wanderlusty Writer

I read. I write. I wander.

Travel with Intent

A photographer's view of the world - words and images to inspire your travels and your dreams

Spice and Sauce

Writing Kindle Erotica

%d bloggers like this: