stop the world

Old thought, still valid. It was nice to sit on the bus but it was too long (four hours on the bus home), plus sitting to watch “An Ideal Husband” Oscar Wilde’s play at Stratford. BTW, I enjoyed the play, one of my favourites of Wilde, although it was slow catching me, with a cast of unfamiliar names who were unfamiliar with playing Wilde’s tones. They were better in the second act, not because of Wilde’s play construction but because they knew how to handle comedy in any age.

That’s all I can do right now. I have another full day ahead of me and I must get on with it, and with this week. It has occurred to me more than once that I’m doing too much for my age but I can’t quit - not this week.

Interesting aside: I told you I received unsolicited assistance from a former editor and now close friend, who offered help with my filing work. I gave her my correspondence and my blogs to collate, trusting her, as I told you, implicitly. She was a great help. I had no idea how much she read what she collated; I didn’t ask; she didn’t comment, until yesterday when I took her to Stratford. (I’ve told you before that I get 2 freebies to every production every year - my posthumous perk.) I figured she hadn’t read any of them.

My battery is about to send us into the ether. More anon.

Well, she had read something - at least one - I found out on the bus home when she referred to something I had written about the MagLev excursion in Japan during my round-the-world cruise.

Maglev (derived from magnetic levitation) is a system of train transportation that uses two sets of magnets, one set to repel and push the train up off the track as in levitation (hence Maglev, Magnetic-levitation), then another set to move the 'floating train' ahead at great speed taking advantage of the lack of friction.” Wikipedia.

She told me that she had written about it 20 years before when it was first (?) explored. Still no comment on my writing or discoveries (to me they were discoveries).

Comments like that keep me humble.

[ Also today’s comment assuming I had not seen The Rocky Horror Show. Obviously not a faithful reader: I did see it, and described myself as a “Rocky Horror Virgin”, a well-known epithet.]

Ah well, i go on I go on.