Sunday 24 February 2013

Ayn Rand

Fitted the card foundation for a roof.

A blackish-gray plastic roof will be attached to that maroon coloured card foundation.

Then will be added, garret windows, some chimney stacks and a small dome in the gap at the front.

Jonathan Harvey:

Today, on Desert Island Discs, the guest chose as one of her 8 records,  "Mortuos Plango, Vivos Voco" by Jonathan Harvey. It's basically the sound of various bells.

I can't get into Harvey's music but the guest gave a very good explanation as to why she liked the piece. "It reminds me that we are each just a speck against the backdrop of eternity."

Jonathan Harvey
Last night's dinner:

Together, both meals cost approx £15: £13 for the fish and £2 for potatoes, leeks and peppers.

Halibut, red mullet, scallops and veg.

Trout and veg
Probably could have done without the red mullet or the halibut. That would have knocked £4 or £5 off the cost.

Ayn Rand:

The Fountainhead, published in 1943, is a most unusual book. It is at once a novel and a treatise on architecture. I find it gripping. But, more importantly, the prose style is perfect for me.

Meditation update:

Determined to start some kind of meditation today. Couldn't be bothered sitting crossed-leg so lay on my back on the bed (with covers over me).

With the intention of meditating upon yesterday's Gospel reading "Love your enemy", I pictured the face of a person who has given me a lot of grief over many decades.

After about 2 minutes, I nodded off. Perhaps the covers were a mistake.

Actually, I do love my enemies. There is nobody against whom I feel any ill-will. But, there are people who quite blatantly and with pleasure continually try and undermine me and act spitefully towards me. And that irks me.

So my meditation should really be directed at reducing that sensation of being irked.

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