Sunday, September 26, 2004

Been a wonderful weekend so far. Sarod concert, dinner, movie....and now of course it's time to grade papers! My usual Sunday afternoon, 'let's do this while I am still well fed and in a good mood' task. One more hour and then it's back to conference blues. A whole shelf of unintelligible books is staring me in the fce. I have the skeleton of my paper in place and no flesh and blood to fill in the blankness, the black and white empty nothingness...which is where borrowed erudition dating back a few hundred years and accounting for no less than a hundred thousand pages falls into place. I need to convince myself of the temporary effectiveness of planning, foresight and prediction...

'If you want God to laugh, tell Him your plans...'

And even at the risk of being accused of perpetuating misogyny, I must admit that a lot of other things besides love are bitches.