Tuesday, 23 May 2000

Entry #49

Listening to:
Brahms, Variations and Fugue on a theme by Handel, op 24. This is the last Brahms CD of the traversal. 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 your brain.
...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.