Got crows in my pasture
Rats in my barn
Crows in my pasture, babe
Rats in my barn
If I was you, little bluebird
I’d up and find another farm

I’ve got nightshade in my meadow
Ragweed in my corn
Nightshade in my meadow
And ragweed in my corn
If I was you, little bluebird
I’d be long gone

Yes, I got squirrels in my rafters
Weevils in my hay
Squirrels in my rafters
Weevils in my hay
If I was you, little bluebird
I’d up and fly away
Fly away, baby

While not my favourite song from that album, when I hear it I can’t help but be reminded how good Mark Knopfler actually is.

Your eyes in candle light,
Sparkle so true,
My words could never shine as bright,
But they’ll have to do.

So tonight is the night, the return of The Doctor.  It’s weird though, if you had told me 6 months ago I would be watching the new season, in my own apartment, with a new job that I actually look forward to going to, in a new area of the UK (admittedly still single but you can’t have everything) I would never have believed you given how long it has taken to get back to this position.

So all is good with the world, well the area within my own space and brain that I inhabit, the world in general is in a terrible state, well no the world is just fine humanity is the issue, but I’ve no doubt we’ll reach a  point soon (in relative terms, not in my lifetime or yours) enough where we can say ‘all is well with the world’.

Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence.
As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even the dull and the ignorant; they too have their story.
Avoid loud and aggressive persons, they are vexations to the spirit.
If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain and bitter; for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.

Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.
Keep interested in your own career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.
Exercise caution in your business affairs; for the world is full of trickery.
But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals; and everywhere life is full of heroism.

Be yourself.
Especially, do not feign affection.
Neither be cynical about love; for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment it is as perennial as the grass.

Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune.
But do not distress yourself with imaginings.
Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.

Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself.
You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.

Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be.
And whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul.
With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world.
Be cheerful.
Strive to be happy.

Desiderata - Max Ehrmann

ugh so bored today someome talk to me please.  send me an ask, or skype me @ marc_francis0212 or anything really.

I firmly believe in small gestures: pay for their coffee, hold the door for strangers, over tip, smile or try to be kind even when you don’t feel like it, pay compliments, chase the kid’s runaway ball down the sidewalk and throw it back to him, try to be larger than you are— particularly when it’s difficult. People do notice, people appreciate. I appreciate it when it’s done to (for) me. Small gestures can be an effort, or actually go against our grain (“I’m not a big one for paying compliments…”), but the irony is that almost every time you make them, you feel better about yourself. For a moment life suddenly feels lighter, a bit more Gene Kelly dancing in the rain.
Jonathan Carroll  (via theremina)

I love this song, but I especially love this ‘live action video’ for one reason, when they first get to the chorus “I am a dwarf and I’m digging a hole etc.” Look at Simons face, it’s like a look of pure pleasure and happiness, like a corgi eating a giant jaffa.

So tomorrow I am moving, which is exciting.  And then I’m starting a new job on Monday.  More exciting.

Uh chaps, bit of an update. There appears to be something bigger than God heading straight for you.
Arnold Judas Rimmer



I have no idea what’s going on




I have no idea what’s going on