All posts tagged: Pleasure

Happy Birthday!

Age appears to be best in four things; old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read. Beauty itself is but the sensible image of the Infinite. I will never be an old man. To me, old age is always 15 years older than I am. Sir Francis Bacon – whose birthday we remember on this date… There is pleasure in the pathless woods, there is rapture in the lonely shore, there is society where none intrudes, by the deep sea, and music in its roar; I love not Man the less, but Nature more. Sorrow is knowledge, those that know the most must mourn the deepest, the tree of knowledge is not the tree of life. All who joy would win must share it. Happiness was born a twin. But words are things, and a small drop of ink, falling like dew, upon a thought, produces that which makes thousands, perhaps millions, think. George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron, more commonly know as Lord Byron – whose birthday we …

That Jacko’s Quite the Man

“In Jacko’s arms there cannot be fear, there can only be pleasure…” This line is from the blurb for a book released not even two months ago. When I first came across it, it was the one line they were using as the main sell. But I don’t want you to do anything at the moment, except revel in the gloriousness of that sentence. Take a deep breath. Clear your mind of all the day’s stresses and inconveniences. Let go of the sounds that would intrude upon your consciousness. Wipe clean the slate, of everything; even the nasally, grating sound of my own voice. Relax… “In Jacko’s arms there cannot be fear, there can only be pleasure…”