May you come to the attention of those in authority
May you find what you seek
May you live in interesting times
Well, I am about to become a citizen so obviously the authorities have neatly raked my past history and forgiven me for whatever sins I may have committed in the turbulent 60's. As for finding what I am seeking, I am safe on that score.
So that leaves the third curse, and these are certainly interesting days we are experiencing, aren't they? Whichever end of the political spectrum we, voters, may favor, we are united in uncertainty and anxiety about the future.
As a respite from the disturbing news and somber conversations, I revert to simple occupations: drawing onions on a plate, lining up quinces to ripen on the window sill, picking the last of the apples for applesauce, and last but not least reading about the much more disturbing XIIIth century* while 20 year old Gris gently purrs on my lap.
And you, how do you keep a sense of balance in these uneasy days?
*"Four Queens" by Nancy Goldstone is a splendid page turner even though, since it is non-fiction, you know how it ends. Thank you to Peter who recommended it.