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On Trampolines and Other Pointless Stuff

the3six5Back in October of last year, I signed up to be a contributor to the3six5, a fascinating project which involved getting a whole range of people to write about their lives on a pre-specified day in 2010. And it so happened that it was my day yesterday.

Of course, as soon as I saw that it was coming up I panicked, trying to work out what on earth I could say about my day that might be of the slightest interest to anyone. And then I saw this obituary notice in the Independent. Isn’t that the best picture ever?

So I now had a hook for my piece, which soon mutated into something close to a personal manifesto. This, then, is essentially me saying Why I Write.

Wonder whatever happened to the poor kangaroo?

3 thoughts on “On Trampolines and Other Pointless Stuff

  1. Its all about life’s little and not so little ups and downs; one moment its all laughs and boing boing boing! The next you’ve got a bit too carried away and fallen off the side. Ouch!

  2. @Dave Indeed it is. Especially if there’s a kangaroo involved.

    @Cate And kangaroos 🙂 Everyone loves kangaroos.

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