Circularity

I'm seeing circles everywhere at the moment. My cassette collection hasn't grown since before Christmas, but I've enjoyed listening to the cassettes I'd picked up. The spinning of sprockets, the steady spooling of the tape from one side to the other, and that most circular of all experiences: rediscovering old favourites, have kept me charmed.…

On the cusp

Today feels like a cusp-day to me. One example of this is that I've finished one journal and, although I've set up the next one, I won't begin it until tomorrow. It is my habit to quote a reasonable-length passage from a favourite poem or song on the first page, something I can enjoy flicking…

The universe reclining

This week has been busy. Productive, yes; interesting, yes; fun, a bit; but mainly busy. The fun definitely arrived with the new cassette player and I can see this becoming one of my favourite Etsy purchases. The Joan Baez cassette was so familiar on first listening that I'm convinced it must have been in my…

Diamond or rust?

When I mentioned at the weekend that I was going to return to something I'd mentioned in passing, I doubt many people will have guessed that it would be the subject of cassettes. Yet here we are. The desire to rediscover this much-maligned music format has been growing for ages and I've been close many…