The Palin Diaries

Of interest to any Python fan:

Sunday, December 30
Personally I’m pleased with the 1970s. It’s been a decade of general upward progress. The 1980s will be interesting. Python has established itself and we are now in an almost unassailable position of respect. We now have to face up to the prospect of what the hell we do with this respect, freedom and comfort. They’re not always the bedfellows of creativity.

Truer words were seldom spoken. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve practically found myself seeking out adversity in order to stimulate some sort of creative response. That’s been a genuine silver lining of late, I’ve never known my imagination to be more fruitful with regards to design than it has been over the last few months.

Although it may only look that way in light of how barren things have been over the previous 18 months.