I really do not like that switching of the time of day, it’s now Sommerzeit (Ger., Eng.) again, and it feels not right. I will get used to it, I know, but – hmpf. It was introduced in Germany in 1916 in due course of optimizing the war effort – longer daylight, longer production time, less energy used for light etc. (did ever someone re-calculate this theoretical nonsense ?) – but as I heard the First World War has come to an end ?
Anyway, I enjoyed to spend the morning in bed (after having been forced to jump up by urgent telephone calls, twice ; it is amazing how one can judge by the sound of the telephone alone how important the call is and how fast one has to answer ; don’t give me this “it always sounds alike, it’s a machine”, it always sounds different ; being called in the middle of the night (the early morning for you) with the handset jumping in my face (twice !) only adds to my serious knowledge and experience about these facts ; maybe I read too much nonsense in the last days ?) – in bed I said, reading, dozing off, allowing the sun to kiss my skin, adawing from my own snoring, listening to birds, dogs and dog owners trying to hold their loverlies back from whatever, sometimes listening is enough; one or two very large bumble-bees came by, always astounding how loud they are.
Now I should seriously try to work on a small lecture I shall give next Friday. I ordered some books into the reading room of the library, they will be there tomorrow around midday, but this can only be additional decoration, the material should be here, ach ja …
I want to hear some nice blues, and who could refuse the first lines of “I got a mind to give up living / and go shopping instead” ? And from all the versions that can be found on youtube, let’s hear the one by ODA, a very interesting group of the early seventies. I preferred this one over the Colwell-Winfield version (with it’s very warm and gentle sax & wind section, flute too) simply because of the singer ; I felt yelled at at one point, idiotic I know, but possibly my nerves are not the best these days, so not today Charly … And ODA, a guitar band, leaves the trodden path a bit, what I like.
So I hope you can gently rock&sway in your chair at the desk, have a relaxed and peaceful Sunday and a stress free week ahead.