Tuesday, 23 May 2000
...the oft-told story of Abdul Kassem Ismael,
who was said to have had a library of 117,000 books in tenth-century
Persia. Not only did he carry his library with him while he
traveled, on the backs of 400 camels, he trained the camels to walk
in alphabetical order.
- Listening to:
- Brahms, Variations and Fugue on a theme by
Handel, op 24. This is the last Brahms CD of
I think my one Britten CD is next.
- If you've been exercising quite hard in the pool, and
find yourself dizzy and feeling a little sick upon getting out;
find yourself a patch of ground to sit on, bow your head, put it
between your knees even, and wait for the blood to get back to