366 unusual things: days 74-78

14th March – Yesterday I saw a young blind guy walking with a black Labrador guide dog.  Today I saw him again closer-up and realised I knew him.  I remembered him spectacled and dogless.

15th March – Saw through the rear window of a parked 4WD about ten plastic heads with moveable jaws.

16th March – Offered my figs to a Saudi woman, thinking of her other life she lives, like an Israeli fig-loving friend of mine, near the cradle of civilisation, near the Garden of Eden.  But she doesn’t like figs.  At all.

17th March – Was given a chance to learn German online for free.  I said yes.  A mature decision for me, having hated Hitler’s language since childhood.

18th March – This morning I read two 19th-century stories:  The Necklace by Guy de Maupassant and Diary of a Madman by Nikolai Gogol.  In both, the woman values her existence only when she is pretty and attracts wealthy men.  This afternoon I read in Anne Brontë’s Agnes Grey:  ‘If the mind be but well cultivated and the heart well disposed, no one ever cares for the exterior.’

2 Replies to “366 unusual things: days 74-78”

  1. At the moment I recognised him, I was so stunned that I didn’t know what I could say to him. I remained at a distance, trying to think how I would start a conversation, when another friend came up to chat, and while we talked, the blind guy left.

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