“The Childhood of Jesus ” by. JM. Coetzee is a beautiful piece of writing. This good review may inspire further reading. Coetzee is one of the finest writers in the world today.
There is much one could say about the state of the world or the state of politics in Australia at the moment. Sometimes it is worth while listening to what certain people have been saying for a long time. This short video of Leonard Cohen singing “Everybody Knows” sums up so much and seems to be applicable to all ages. Take a listen.
Let me not to the marking of scripts
Let me not to the marking of many scripts
admit ineptitude. Sanity is not sanity
which fails when it flaws finds
or bends with the writers who are deluded.
Oh no! It is an ever flowing cup
of coffee trudged through calloused catacombs to invigilate
in the long grey hours that are cold, lonely, never up.
Oh these hours on hours on days. These days I hate.
Sanity’s not for sissies, fool! It’s a fragile brew
within the double coiled loops of this lamentable distillery
where load shedded neurons along the grey folds are few
still hoping through hell for relief from this pillory.
And if it be shown that this is sanity
I’ll trade my next paycheck for a frontal lobotomy.