Saturday, 9 July 2016

Shy and retiring

In which G.M. Norton hides behind Walt Disney.


I'm not feeling my usual self, chumrades. For a few weeks now, I've been hiding away from the world and getting lost in my own thoughts.

I get like this from time to time. There has been radio silence on the Twittering Device and very little activity on Instagram. Yet I can't completely hide. I still have the office job to turn up for, colleagues to converse with and a magazine to plan and develop. Despite feeling like this, I even stood in front of a few hundred people last week with a microphone in my hand for the Somme commemorations

We humans are quite strange, what? Perhaps that was my attempt to snap out of it.

I feel this quiet introspection is good for the soul though. No doubt, in a matter of days I'll be sauntering around causing much merriment and misdemeanour.
I chanced upon a few pictorials of Walt Disney recently. Like many I suspect, I've never set eyes on the man whose name takes a starring role in my children's DVD collection. 

Walt was quite the good looking fellow. A very natty dresser too, but then, he did live through the Hollywood golden age where the sartorial standard was high. 






It seems that Walt liked to hide too. Apparently, he could be painfully shy, quite different to the public persona that he liked to promote. 
I've just realised that Winnie the Pooh (through A.A. Milne) featured last week and this week is Walt Disney. I can see a pattern emerging.

More drivel next week! It will probably be dedicated to Dogtanian. One for all, and all for one...

G.M. Norton
Protagonist of 'Norton of Morton'


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8 comments:

  1. As an introvert, this post resonated with me. Hope you are well, enjoy some alone time and I look forward to reading your next post :)

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    1. Thank you! A little quiet time has done me the world of good.

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  2. I get like this every now and again, but like you say, it's good for the soul. It gives you time to reflect, regroup and decide how to go forward, usually coming out stronger and more determined at the other end.
    I've only ever seen older pictures of Walt Disney, so these are an eye opener. Wasn't he just the most dapper chap?

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    1. It's good to know I'm not the only one! I watched a film on Netflix last night, Walt Before Mickey. It won't win any film awards but I really enjoyed it.

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  3. I'm sorry to hear you've been feeling unlike your usual self, though we all get a little reclusive from time to time - hopefully you will have the opportunity to gather your thoughts, and will feel more like yourself soon.

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    1. Many thanks, I'm feeling more like my old self now (thankfully!). This bout of reclusiveness lasted a little more than normal but I don't think it's a bad thing.

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  4. Walt Disney was a fascinating character, my brother-in-law has some books and such on him so I'd seen many of these photos before. A dashing figure indeed! I hope your time of reflection has been positive.

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    1. Very positive, yes! For some reason, I'd just never thought to read about or find out who Walt Disney was. A very interesting fellow indeed.

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