Wednesday 12th May 2004

This may sound old fashioned but I quite like poetry. This links in well with my love of great songs with a message. Songs with a message usually have very moving and powerful lyrics. Poetry is at the heart of this. My love of poems started a young age and I suppose I did not really come to appreciate this until my A Level in English Literature. I have always enjoyed Shakespeare, particularly reading the plays since Year 9 at secondary school. The seed was planted then. I do not see myself as a very good poet, but at times I can put together a few words to express how I feel. Feelings are so important to me. By putting them into words, I share my feelings with others. I could never imagine a world without feelings. Could you? My housemates had mentioned a film in passing, last autumn. A film which matched The Matrix in concept. This was something I just could not believe. My dear friend, Sippy had seen the movie in question. He tends to watch many more than me and perhaps as a better, ‘eye’ for such things. I was not convinced and looked forward to the opportunity to see this picture for myself. The chance never came. Until late last night. The vision of the future depicted uncannily resembles the 1984 by George Orwell. I am a strong believer in freedom. But if freedom is outlawed, will outlaws become heroes? We must remember that if you are going to become a hero, you are going to do it in style. That means with some style. Style in the form of combat called, gun-kata. This has to be one of best movies I have seen to date, both on a visual presence, but also imagery of the future. I just wonder how the movie would have been different, had a actor of the calibre of Tom Cruise played the lead role. Or even if it had been given a much bigger theatrical release worldwide. The action sequences would have been slightly better, but the overall transformation of the character from a puppet of the regime, to being the only man to stand in the way of the system. To find out more about Equilibrium, visit this fantastic fan site.

I have been stepping up my campaign to find a job, searching on various websites. I have applied for a few positions this morning. Hopefully I will at least get selected for an interview here or there. I need to get myself a new suit. Something that is not too flashy, but ideal for the everyday pressures of work. I personally prefer dark colours. A dark blue or black suit would be ideal. Any ideas people? Also, what are the best type of shoes to wear for an office environment? I wore my Pods, during my placement year. They were often described as boots, but they just have quite thick heels. Again, any suggestions, please leave me a comment! Thanks. 🙂

Had I the heavens embroidered cloths,
Enwrought with golden and silver light,
The blue and the dim and the dark cloths
Of night and light and the half light,
I would spread the cloths under your feet:
But I, being poor, have only my dreams;
I have spread my dreams under your feet;
Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.

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