Sleepwalking my way through life: If only life came with subtitles

If only life came with subtitles

Lack of updates are due to connection difficulties in my new flat (ie, the complete lack of phone line), but they’re well on their way to being fixed and we’ll have the internet up and running in no time.

-The sun shines happily down on the breezy street; the trees singing and the birds swaying in the near-summer weather. My footsteps are solid and sure as quietly ignore

[Long pause where I delete things and start again]

-Ignorance is bliss, is it not?

Out of sight, out of mind as the old proverb goes. Once upon a time the world sparkled with shining pennies and vanilla ice cream, I didn’t see the broken weeping needle on the ground, I looked away from the beggar holding his Big Issue in one hand and his dripping guts in the other, I blatantly ignored the good old buddy the pal as he dug a knife into his wrist. I was like Lily Allen in my retarded naiveté.

[Another pause. Lets start again.]

It’s like peeling off old wallpaper. Not the new kind that slides off in satisfyingly uniform strips, but the old papier-mâché wallpaper that was glued to the wall in the sixties. This wallpaper looks good to begin with, its intricate flowery patterns and little figures staring out at you – but bit by bit it begins to flake off with little suspicions of scrapes and hints of failure. Soon great gashes will score across the wall, but you ignore them. The wall is still as pretty as it always has been. But then, one day, someone comes along with a giant fucking steamer and tears the whole thing apart piece by fucking piece.


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At 7:01 pm, Blogger Steven (Wanabe Norsk) said...

Hey Joe!!! nice Bloggs!!! How ya doin?? i've started Blogging now. You can read my excuse for bloggs at
Luvs ya XXX

At 7:55 pm, Blogger Elisabeth Ice Cream said...

and it has the blogpost title! :O Joe, you theef! ;)

At 10:04 pm, Anonymous Kiwiqueen said...

I thought the title seemed oddly familiar ;)

And it was only on reading it through a second time that I noticed the whole trees singing, birds swaying thing.


At 3:45 pm, Anonymous youngred said...

bloggers block! jack quite enjoyed these snippets.

At 8:44 pm, Blogger Joe said...

Steven - Yeah I saw it, but i had to go before I could comment/link it to my post. Which is why i put the title the same as a kind of reference.

Elisabeth - I like to think of myself as a salvager.

Kiwi - And when the fall comes, I'll ditch her, because she's my summer girlfriend!

youngred - It has often been speculated that some of my best writings were spurned from a writers block of some sort. However, I have often speculated that these people are just wrong.


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