Peter’s Corner

Peter's Corner

‘The absurdity behind the sense, the sense behind the absurdity.’

 
Peter Cox is a participant and volunteer, and has attended CoolTan Arts for seven years. He has been involved in performing poetry, writing, petty cash records and Largactyl Shuffle walk research. Over the coming weeks, he will regularly post his thoughts on absurdity and the arts.

Peter’s Corner: “It was the same every day.”

So you say, so you say, but how could it possibly be the same every day?

Two dinners could possibly be identical if prepared by MasterChef-winning microbiologists, and it would be possible to wear precisely the same clothes two days running although not everybody would be happy to do so, but honestly, two days could not really be anything remotely close to identical, no matter how powerful a superficial feeling of sameness and monotony in one’s life there might be.

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Peter’s Corner: A New Partner or New Shoes?

Pay Dateline fees or not? I have to choose,

but really need two pairs of decent shoes.

I don’t like dating, being rather shy,

while disappointment sometimes makes me cry.

 

And then, your sense of humour must be “good”.

I do not laugh when others think I should!

I think I will cut down a bit on booze,

then buy myself two decent pairs of shoes.

 

By Peter Cox

July 1 2006, revised Jan 18 2018

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Peter’s Corner: Offer of a Free Helicopter

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Always thinking that night, and I just never slept.

Helicopter, free gift – could I really accept?

For behind the controls, I would not prove adept.

So I had to decline, but I afterwards wept.

 

Could have sold it, I think, for a pretty good price.

£85,000 would have been rather nice.

But I looked in a drawer, and I found 80p.

All I needed to buy quite a fun DVD!

 

By Peter Cox

22nd December 2017

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Peter’s Corner: More Coincidences

AN OPEN DOOR

On the morning of Saturday, June 18 1994, I was reading a ghost story called The Open Door.

I could easily have chosen that story because I was going to buy a painting for £50 in Lewes, East Sussex of a rehearsal at Glyndebourne Opera House in which there was an open door behind the pianist in the rehearsal room. I first saw the painting in a gallery on Saturday June 11, and reserved it for a week.

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