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'I realized very early on in my existence that not anything was once for ever; so I must have been conscious of disillusion in early center age: yet, by some means, we strive to obliterate early warnings and pass cantering alongside optimistically, idiotically ...'No subject that the tide will flip once more and damage all that you simply construct (and within the depth;of your soul you recognize that this can happen), you thrust the spade within the hard-packed rippled sand, define the start of a moat. quickly the castle will come up, adorned all approximately, as soon as again,with shells and weed, with towers and turrets, arches and a drawbridge, each one turret capped with a conical limpet shell. As wonderful because the first one ever was once, most likely even greater from the event won via its destruction, and each bit as impermanent ...'How extraordinary it's that one isn't ready for the "dissolving of the fort" one has developed with such care in later existence. yet we don't examine. We continuously think that it'll be alright for us. That our citadel will stand, the tide won't ever flip. yet, in fact, it does.'

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A Short Walk from Harrods

The most recent quantity of Dirk Bogarde's autobiography.

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He knew that the only thing that could fill that emptiness at the core of his being, the only thing that could give him back himself, was love: love of wife and children, love of the earth, love of God. His writing blossomed into new and happier forms, that told some of this story. In truth it became less important to him, since the centre of his gravity had shifted in favour of living and away from artifice. Everything that had delighted him in life – beauty, music, poetry, faith – merged into a new homogenous totality.

His writing accompanied him throughout this pilgrimage. It was the means of his awakening to consciousness, and the route of his social advancement. It was the instrument of his descent into the inferno of sin, and the route by which he found a way through hell to look once more upon the stars. Writing was his innocence and his experience, his pride and his passion, his heaven and his hell, his sin and his redemption. Through it he knew what it was to be in love with the world, and to arrive at a bleak disenchantment; what it was to be bound upon a wheel of fire, and what it was to be delivered into a state of grace.

Feeling the power of his pen, writing became his means of living, and his raison d’être. Nothing else in his life mattered as much to him. 22 Nine Lives of William Shakespeare He attained wealth, fame, some measure of cultural authority from his work in the theatre. But for him true happiness lay in the exercise of that absorbing craft of writing. In time it became an obsession, in which he would forget himself, putting the real world at a distance, and losing himself in the cold snows of his dream.

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