Thursday, October 18, 2007

The Last Day of Our Acquaintance

The conference is over for me, so it seems somewhat fitting that my final image of her will be that of Tuesday when we passed, almost silently, on opposing escalators.

I can't say it better than Sinead O'Connor, in her song "The Last Day Of Our Acquaintance":

This is the last day of our acquaintance
I will meet you later in somebody's office
I'll talk but you won't listen to me
I know what your answer will be
I know you don't love me anymore
You used to hold my hand when the plane took off
Two years ago there just seemed so much more
And I don't know what happened to our love
Today's the day
Our friendship has been stale
And we will meet later to finalize the details
Two years ago the seed was planted
And since then you have taken me for granted
But this is the last day of our acquaintance
I will meet you later in somebody's office
I'll talk but you won't listen to me
I know your answer already
But this is the last day of our acquaintance
I will meet you later in somebody's office
I'll talk but you won't listen to me
I know your answer already
I know your answer already
I know your answer already

postscript: It is perhaps apt to note that this song appears on the album "I do not want what I haven't got".

Now there's a thought.

2 Comments:

Anonymous The Other One said...

Indeed.

I like the Buddhist idea of self-control - denying (at least selectively) all earthly wishes. After all, it is said that how can a man control others if he cannot control himself?

Although you're not a fan of use of sheer will power in this case, if you were instead, say, distracted (by something else that you have got, or can get), well that's just as good - and a lot more fun.

Now can we get back to being angry at the Coalition? Or do you think their defeat on November 24th is inevitable?

18 October 2007 at 18:26  
Blogger Jon Seymour said...

No, I don't think their defeat is inevitable, unfortunately. The thought that Howard might pull off an against all odds victory is a very sobering one. Howard would be bad enough, but can you imagine having to put up with Downer's childish gloating?

20 October 2007 at 12:46  

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