Sunday, November 5, 2017
Yin and Yang
Yesterday was a bit rainy, and hence a day to do all the little things I have been meaning to do for ages.
First, I read more of my novel, "Refuge," about an Iranian family and the clash of cultures between the West and the Middle East. I think I mentioned that the author is coming to our school in about a week to discuss the book, so I want to be ready. I'm about two-thirds of the way through now.
That's one of them on the left -- a picture of some guys trimming street trees. It's very Londony, isn't it, with that line of terraced houses behind the workers? The other one depicts some guys in a sawmill. Clearly we have a wood theme going on here. (Because they're woodblock prints, perhaps?)
I did laundry. I took cuttings from our verbena to hopefully bring it through the winter. (I saw how to do this on a gardening show but I've never tried it myself; we'll see!) I registered on the website for our new health insurance plan, which will provide us with free cinema tickets if we jump through a few hoops each month in terms of maintaining our personal health. I'm still figuring out how all that works.
I took Olga to Fortune Green during a break in the rain, and we had a quick romp with the Kong and the fastest walk through the cemetery we've ever managed. (Apparently the cemetery closes at 4 p.m. now that it's getting dark earlier, so we had no time to linger.)
Finally, at my suggestion, Dave and I watched "The Graduate" for the umpteenth time -- the film that never, ever gets old. Earlier in the day, at Dave's suggestion, we watched "The Hunt for Red October," also for the umpteenth time. Yin and yang, folks -- that's what it's all about. Right?
(Top photo: Yin and yang graffiti I found on a recent LOOP walk.)