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“Reality is in the ether, a blend of present-day experiences infused with one’s memories and dreams. A life that is real to one is surreal to another.”
Fennel Hudson, A Waterside Year - Fennel's Journal - No. 2
“Individuality and creativity are slowly dampened by a normal job with normal people.”
Fennel Hudson, A Waterside Year - Fennel's Journal - No. 2
“It’s not possible to run away from yourself. Unless, of course, you’re schizophrenic and can take holidays outside your mind.”
Fennel Hudson, A Waterside Year - Fennel's Journal - No. 2
“Being here is such a contrast to where I’d otherwise be.”
Fennel Hudson, A Waterside Year - Fennel's Journal - No. 2
“Nature haters? We know them too well: lifeless creatures created without emotion or aware of anything that is peripheral to their purpose.”
Fennel Hudson, A Waterside Year - Fennel's Journal - No. 2
“There is something eternally satisfying about lying motionless for hours on end, watching the world move around us like the shadow on a sundial.”
Fennel Hudson, A Waterside Year - Fennel's Journal - No. 2
“Stop and unplug,” say I; “look around you, at the vastness and greatness of the natural world.” Some stop. Others need binoculars to tie their shoelaces.”
Fennel Hudson, A Waterside Year - Fennel's Journal - No. 2
“I’ve indulged all my escapist dreams. I’m here, away from everyone, living it up. Being a selfish and antisocial git.”
Fennel Hudson, A Waterside Year - Fennel's Journal - No. 2
“Leaving the rat race is easy. All you have to do is quit your job, sell your house, and go and live in a tent in the middle of nowhere. It’s staying out of the rat race that’s tricky.”
Fennel Hudson, A Waterside Year - Fennel's Journal - No. 2
“Dreams free us from normality. Daydreams, especially, take us somewhere between the real world and the dream world.”
Fennel Hudson, A Waterside Year - Fennel's Journal - No. 2
“As the daydreams grew longer, the distinction between what was real and what was imaginary grew less. Soon I existed in a blissful world of my own creation.”
Fennel Hudson, A Waterside Year - Fennel's Journal - No. 2
“Many people fear the unknown. They busy themselves at motorway speed so to excuse their lack of understanding of the world around them.”
Fennel Hudson, A Waterside Year - Fennel's Journal - No. 2
“It’s not always best to know what’s going on beneath the surface.”
Fennel Hudson, A Waterside Year - Fennel's Journal - No. 2
“My tent doesn’t look like much but, as an estate agent might say, “It is air-conditioned and has exceptional location.”
Fennel Hudson, A Waterside Year - Fennel's Journal - No. 2
“I am not at work, or at the supermarket, or waiting for a bus (metaphorically or otherwise). I am free.”
Fennel Hudson, A Waterside Year - Fennel's Journal - No. 2
“Sounds simple, doesn’t it, this notion of simplicity? Simple things done simply by a simple person. But it’s not as simple as it seems.”
Fennel Hudson, A Waterside Year - Fennel's Journal - No. 2
“The greatest moments of creativity come in absolute solitude, when one’s mind is free from distraction and able to probe the depths of the impossible.”
Fennel Hudson, A Waterside Year - Fennel's Journal - No. 2
“All I really want is for our world to become increasingly more beautiful.”
Fennel Hudson, A Waterside Year - Fennel's Journal - No. 2
“If you have burning desire to be free (as I have) you must first find this freedom within you. And to be free in this manner, you have to be comfortable with who and what you are.”
Fennel Hudson, A Waterside Year - Fennel's Journal - No. 2
“There’s never been a map. Only a compass whose dial always knows where it’s pointing.”
Fennel Hudson, A Waterside Year - Fennel's Journal - No. 2
“There’s merit in being different, inspiration in being individual, courage in being unique, and freedom in being yourself.”
Fennel Hudson, A Waterside Year - Fennel's Journal - No. 2
“No more selfishness. Just a balanced, contented, and richly meaningful life.”
Fennel Hudson, A Waterside Year - Fennel's Journal - No. 2
“As with writing by candlelight, one’s greatest ideas come from ‘the flickering’ between darkness and light.”
Fennel Hudson, A Waterside Year - Fennel's Journal - No. 2
“Reality is just a matter of perception.”
Fennel Hudson, A Waterside Year - Fennel's Journal - No. 2
“The degree to which we notice the obvious or the subtle, and the angle of light that we see falling upon it, depends upon how closely we look and the time we spend studying.”
Fennel Hudson, A Waterside Year - Fennel's Journal - No. 2
“I write into an old book that smells of dust and whose pages are floppy with damp. Sometimes the ink splodges onto the paper, other times it will barely leave the nib of my pen.”
Fennel Hudson, A Waterside Year - Fennel's Journal - No. 2
“Rarely will I write indoors, even if it means getting wet during rain, or my hands numb in winter.”
Fennel Hudson, A Waterside Year - Fennel's Journal - No. 2
“Choice and perception are closely linked. They are unique, personal and emotional.”
Fennel Hudson, A Waterside Year - Fennel's Journal - No. 2
“Life, as I see it, wraps around us, even when we think we are firmly embracing it.”
Fennel Hudson, A Waterside Year - Fennel's Journal - No. 2
“I’m beginning to realise that I’m either overly sentimental, or am a hoarder who struggles to part with things. In all honesty, I’m probably both.”
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