I sat in the sun on a bench; the animal within me licking the chops of memory…
Corleck Head, National Museum of Ireland, Kildare Street, Ranelagh, Dublin 2
…the spiritual side a little drowsed, promising subsequent penitence, but not yet moved to begin.
From Robert Louis Stephenson’s Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (1886)
Part of being optimistic is keeping one’s head pointed toward the sun, one’s feet moving forward.
Ian Walters' Nelson Mandela, first exterior level of Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Road, Lambeth, SE1
There were many dark moments when my faith in humanity was sorely tested, but I would not and could not give myself up to despair. That way lays defeat and death.
From Nelson Mandela’s Long Walk to Freedom (1995)
“Go on, make us a coffee,” she ordered.
“Can’t if there’s no ‘letric”.
Highgate Cemetery, Camden, N6
“Alright bighead,” Barbara retorted callously.
Remembering her duty to be nice to the girl, she quickly threw a strained smile her way in order to show she was joking. Of course, she was not.