Sunday, December 25, 2005

Peace and pleasantness

This day has been full of both. Austin shrank to its former dimensions and seemed full of friendly people, with even those not personally known felt to be acquaintances by sight from one lifetime or environment or another. There was some succumbing to temptation at Book People, but not in the stationery part of the world. Nobody yet has ever matched the selection of periodicals at Congress Avenue Books, though, during the great era of 'zines. K. has been reading aloud a lot of the Jael and Sisera episodes from the Last Chronicle of Barset and they're very funny. (I like this site listing and annotating illustrations, displaying them where possible.) Now, if only the main plot would end in the way that every reader has wished it to and not be so sad.


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