In the picture, I reckon that the Normandie is a good bit less than 200m from me, and yet is barely visible. I couldn’t even see her as she came in through the harbour entrance, it was only when I heard her that I realised she was there. I can’t recall the last time the fog was that thick.
I think I prefer the B&W version again.
The Monday night writing exercise is to write about the current read. I’m still on Bede’s An Ecclesiastical History of the English People. Published in the year 735AD. Because it is an ecclesiastical History it’s focus is understandably on religion, and the key players of the time, queens, kings, bishops. The letters they exchange, their battle for their beliefs, missionaries. As I have said before, it has been fascinating to have a good history book to hand. Nearly all of the names mentioned by Bede are covered in the history book. Of course there is other reference material to which Bede will not have had access. Bede and the history book build up an interesting picture of the time.
I’ve just deleted a paragraph, because my writing on this particular topic was starting to go in a direction that I didn’t want it to. In theory, I should be able to write about what I want. In reality, it’s not as easy as that. That then leads me on to another difficult topic that I’m not going to cover.
Does this mean that I have to stay away from books which cause me difficulties? I don’t think so, it just means I either have to circle around the issue, or avoid it completely. Presumably I’ll reach a point in the future, I will have to write what makes me feel uncomfortable, but that is not the purpose of the current blog. Not yet, anyhow.