Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Tuesday: Sunshine and Blessings

I got a wonderful book today!  I was so sorry when this priest died; I remember when he was ill.  It was like watching the pandemic happen before the pandemic.  This book is going to be a deep treasure.  So that's a blessing.  It's fascinating already (I've begun reading it) and it speaks so much to our lives, our current very real lives... 

I got my first vaccine today.  That's another big blessing! My arm is a little sore but not bad. 

I am re-reading, slowly, carefully, L'Engle's Severed Wasp novel from 1982.  She's a more complex writer than a lot of people think.  Not easy to pin down in a lot of ways and you really have to listen to understand the layers of what she is thinking, as she was really into science and theology and those two things together.  One of the things that I love about this novel is the question she is asking via a 1940 essay by Orwell.  The question, as I understand it right now, is trying to look back to understand what has happened that creates our current life/situation.  I am going to be re-reading it to try to see more closely what she is doing in the novel.  

Question to readers: do you know of novelists who are looking at our current situation and trying to figure out how it happened (i.e. WWII changing things or ideas changing over 200 years, like Orwell says? 

Well, it's now about 9:30 at night, I wrote the above much earlier in the day.  My arm, for one, hurts a bit more.  My Husband says it is because a 'war' is going on there now, the vaccine verses my arm.  That's fine, it will pass, DV :) 

I have so much to do.  And I have yet to get to baking Pascha cookies.  Maybe Thursday.  Tomorrow I think will be a wash, is my guess, with presanctified at night and such.  

God bless and keep you all.  May the Lord have mercy on us and help us. 


Peacocks and Sunflowers said...

Glad you've had your first jab - I had mine yesterday, also a pretty sore arm. Wishing you feeling better soon, second jab also soon, and a blessed Holy Week!

karen said...

so so excited you got your first shot! Thank you for the beautiful photos of spring time and the Statue. I miss NYC and it doesn't look like I'll be going there anytime soon. Boo.