We could be the ECB’s positivity guru

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Look how dead everything is

What? We could. Just because we know that the world’s an unremittingly bleak place where crushing disappointment follows crushing disappointment doesn’t mean we can’t pretend that it isn’t.

Just because we can’t bite into a sandwich in the middle of the day without thinking about how the sun’s now going down, plunging us back into blackness. Just because we can’t look at a beautiful autumnal countryside scene without seeing life withering before our eyes, the imagined stench of death filling our nostrils, its effects spreading through our mind like a cancer.

Okay, maybe we couldn’t be the ECB’s positivity guru. We could write a piece about him for Cricinfo though.


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  1. What’s happened to the guy who takes time out of his day to write underneath your articles that you should stop trying to be funny. Or does he assume you no longer are?

  2. He’s probably sitting in a restaurant complaining about the chefs making another senseless attempt to cook food for him.

  3. Life is not lost by dying; life is lost minute by minute, day by dragging day, in all the thousand small uncaring ways

  4. Price, you sound like our sort of person. You know that as soon as we’re born we start to die.

    Amudhan, that’s the kind of insight you gain from all those years playing Test cricket.

  5. Benet was well on with the process of losing his life day by dragging day till he got into his forties, at which point he lost all the next thirty years’ worth in one go.

  6. Whilst I am generally a very glum person, and would ordinarily echo these sentiments, I’ve just read about what Sri Lanka did to the Aussies, and at the moment I’m feeling pretty damn positive about ‘life’. Or ‘the lifelong process of dying’, call it what you will.

  7. Just for the record, I can confirm that Alex is a very glum person, or, anyway, that is the state of mind he aspires to.

    This was not always the case.

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