The last days were pure bliss, simply because I had to do nothing. What I did I did because I wanted to, like hoovering the appartement, riding my bicycle (and if it’s only to the supermarket at the village’s other end), and of course, reading and listening to music. I could get used to that rhythm of three days work, four days off. Next week will be a traditional workweek of five days again.
Yesterday evening I stared at the black screen of my computer, and all of a sudden I saw how gray the surface had become, how much dust it had accumulated I carefully cleaned it, and even got a streak-free reflecting surface. Now I wonder whether I should put my keyboard in the sink and give it a good wash, but some keys already start to loose their markings.
The other thing is that soon there will be no sink for some days, because a young man dropped by and started to make plans for my kitchen. He is not entirely selfless in making these plans and pressing for their realisation, because as soon as I’ll get rid of the assorted garbage that forms my kitchen ameublement, he can throw a large shelf at me that he himself wants to get rid of. He will install and built together all that needs to be installed etc., simply because I am absolutely untalented for this handcraft things.
What reminds me – MsScarlet moaned about last post’s political nature, and I promised to re-turn this blog into the epitome of innocence and cultivated boredom, a knitting blog. To inform myself I looked at some videos titled “Knitting for Beginners” et al. – and at once had flashbacks to the fifth grade when we had something in school called “Werken”, handicrafts. The idea was that all kids should learn to help themselves with some needles – a good idea I wholeheartedly support. Nevertheless, my tries at knitting were absolutely useless, I remember that at one point I threw the whole stuff away in an angry outburst. I at least learned to darn a hole in a sock, my mother showed me, and that is it.
I looked at “knitting music”, there are playlists for knitters. It seems to me that these (up to two hour long) playlists contain mostly well known classics of the 19th century, like DVORÁK, whom I met at least four times when I clicked through these lists. It was always a part of the “New World”.
A contemporary of DVORÁK (1841-1904), but today lesser known, is Eugène NOLLET (1828-1904), who seems to have been a noted harpenist in his time. Here is a little piece titled “Les Talons Rouges” performed by Gamma1734 (channel) “played on my really bad keyboard 30 minutes after first sight”. I hope you can still enjoy the music. May we all face a relaxed and peaceful week. Generally a little more peace on earth would be a really good thing.