The week (so far) in brief:
- Survived Montuesday. Did fairly well in Latin on Tuesday despite having skipped Monday.
- Having a compromised immune system stinks, but slowing down and taking copious amounts of Vitamin C have worked wonders.
- Robin Hood—the original, medieval Robin Hood—is so much fun.
- I made an 18 on my Paleography essay. — This is really good: the grading system is out of 20; 13 is passing.
- Ren Group sang for Evensong tonight. It was lovely, despite it being the fastest recessional I’ve ever sprinted down the aisle in.
- Doctor’s visit was indifferent. Good thing I left an hour early though, as I arrived just on time. Buses are my least favorite form of public transport.
- Watched the South Park episode on Scientology tonight. Really—aliens? Frozen, brain-washed aliens???
- Going to a friend’s flat later for hot cider and cocoa before tramping down to the cinema for a late night showing of The Muppet Christmas Carol.
I leave you with these wonderful snippets from A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin. She is a master at language:
‘As their eyes met, a bird sang aloud in the branches of the tree. In that moment Ged understood the singing of the bird, and the language of the water falling in the basin of the fountain, and the shape of the clouds, and the beginning and end of the wind that stirred the leaves: it seemed to him that he himself was a word spoken by the sunlight.’
“It is very seldom,” the young man said at last, “that dragons ask to do men favors.”
“But it is very common,” said the dragon, “for cats to play with mice before they kill them.”
‘It is very hard for evil to take hold of the unconsenting soul.’