Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Vapor Veil

"Conquering the addiction had been an action on the philosophic level, as well as every other. It involved taking hold of the way I imagined time. Instead of picturing the days stretching endlessly ahead, intolerably cigaretteless, I managed to train part of my mind into being in the here and now, where I could make the repeated decision not to smoke.

But I was barely succeeding. I followed people who were smoking in the street to gulp their slipstreams. In caf├ęs and trains I was a keen passive smoker. I was obsessed with having cigarettes in my pocket to finger, so for months I carried a full pack in my pocket, replacing it with another when it became battered and began to leak tobacco."

Nuala O'Faolain (link leads to her searingly honest final interview recorded days prior to her death)

Smoke Art:
Graham Jeffery


Radge said...

I welcome the prolific posting, distracting me nicely from the drudge...

Green of Eye, Sharp of Claw said...

Glad it's working for you.
The occurrence of semi regular posting is 30% guilt re neglecting my wee patch of web and 70% distraction from real life ;)

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