reading Out of the Silent Planet, by C.S. Lewis and the 'dark and stormy night' feeling of the beginning of it
clementines, they're so cute and bright
cadbury milk chocolate
playing/learning Go the Distance from Disney's Hercules on my violin
the Narnia audiobooks, this set, it's the best: read by Kenneth Branagh and Patrick Stewart and other exceedingly talented people
How God Chooses, Jon Conover
"We have a language that is full of ambiguities; we have a way of expressing ourselves that is often complex and allusive, poetic and modulated; all our thoughts can be rendered with absolute clarity if we bother to put the right dots and squiggles between the words in the right places. Proper punctuation is both the sign and the cause of clear thinking."
from the end of Eats, Shoots & Leaves, by Lynn Truss, arguing pro-proper punctuation
"[the sudden lose of confidence] arose when the rationality of the hross (an intelligent alien species) tempted you to think of it as a man. Then it became abominable - a man seven feet high, with a snaky body, covered, face and all, with thick black animal hair, and whiskered like a cat. But starting from the other end you had an animal with everything an animal ought to have - glossy coat, liquid eye, sweet breath and whitest teeth - and added to all these, as though Paradise had never been lost and earliest dreams were true, the charm of speech and reason. Nothing could be more disgusting than the one impression; nothing more delightful than the other. It all depended on the point of view."
from Out of the Silent Planet, by C. S. Lewis
I hope you all had a wonderful week. xx