Saturday, May 13, 2017
It is the power of the mind to be unconquerable.
A still, calm start to the morning. Sophie chases the collar doves, barks at the woodpeckers and then heads across the village green passing the swaying Jesus as she goes. Her two rear legs power, slightly stiffly, away. Who would have believed six months ago she would have recovered like this ? It is the power of the mind to be unconquerable.
The wind has shaken some early ripening figs from the trees that line the track down to the stream. Sophie finds them. She is greatly taken with early ripening figs. She is 'encouraged' along before she turns into a fig. During the passage of the day we'll find out whether the figs are as keen on her.
Amazon delivers a parcel of books. The box has burst and been taped up by the Post Office. The dust covers on half the books torn and crumpled. This is the second time this month that Amazon have crammed too many books into a package that's not strong enough to hold them.
'The Font' has ordered 'The Kingdom' by Emmanuel Carrere. According to the FT reviewer, a masterpiece. Angus reads the summary on the back cover and decides it's very 'worthy'.