If you sit on my balcony just before dawn, you can hear the muezzin call from the minaret in the Emmarentia mosque. This is how I like to begin my day, with a blanket to fight the winter and some dogs to fight the crime. I worry a bit, plan my day and read a few pages of my current library book. Sometimes, like this morning, I drag the laptop out and reply to the mail of the previous day.

My inbox contained a challenge which I am reluctant to ignore, as it comes from a friend with a rather large estate and no apparent heirs, so here is the reply:


The Bible. It has wonderful plots and fantastic lines. However, I must agree with Samuel Butler, “An apology to the Devil: it must be remembered that we have heard only one side of the case. God has written all the books”.

American Gothic by Grant Wood.

Relaxation CD:
Etta James: Blue Gardenia

Dinner Guests:
Quentin Crisp
Margot Asquith
Coco Chanel

With that done, I’ll get on with my day.
Keep warm and remember:
“He is a drunkard who takes more than three glasses”. – Epictetus.


4 Comments Add yours

  1. adeeyoyo says:

    In this cold weather it is easy to have more then three glasses, lol.

    1. theonlycin says:

      Indeed it is adee 🙂

  2. deepercolors says:

    Interesting list. Food for thought.

    1. theonlycin says:

      I find Samuel Butler’s comment especially thought provoking.

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