Boredom and Ennui


Is not life a hundred times too short for us to bore ourselves?

Friedrich Nietsche

I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train.

Oscar Wilde

The illustration is by Jae via Wikimedia.  She (he?) says: “I was out enjoying drinks with some friends at the Little Creatures Beer Hall in Brunswick, Melbourne. One of my friends has a friend visiting from Italy. She didn’t speak a lot of English so I think she got a bit tired of a weekend of visiting one restaurant, cafe, or brewery after another, as evidenced in this shot. The black and white conversion and vignetting effect were done using Nik software (Color Efex Pro and Silver Efex Pro)”.

About layanglicana

Author of books on Calcutta, Delhi and Dar es Salaam, I am now blogging as a lay person about the Church of England and the Anglican Communion. I am also blogging about the effects of World War One on the village of St Mary Bourne, Hampshire.
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3 Responses to Boredom and Ennui

  1. minidvr says:

    Never travel without a book and a bible. Book for entertainment and bible for excitement. 🙂

    • layanglicana says:

      I love it! I also relish the comment by my devout Roman Catholic friend, who has just died at the age of 95. She insists that they were not allowed to read the bible as children, because it contained so much that was improper!

  2. minidvr says:

    Yes, that was our experience as well. I never looked seriously at a bible until I became an Anglican. 😦

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