Saturday, 11 May 2019
I have been forced to remain locked indoors as there is a constant stream of football to be watched today. So far I have had Aston Villa v West Brom, not counting falling asleep at the start of the second half, and await whatever is next. After watching the Aberdeen Hearts game on Friday night I need reminded as to what football is all about, there was none on show there.
Three more games lie ahead, with similar tomorrow.
Not much else is getting done....
It was during the monotony that resulted from Derby County's inept attempt at goalscoring that I browsed the book 'The Old Ways.' Mindful of Jenny wishing to read and Fly having considered his precious book 'precious' I ventured inside one Leeds United had taken a comfortable lead.
The first thing that struck me was the paper used, very nice and suitable for a book of this subject, but a bit 'precious?' Look I am listening to you not reading for myself. The next thing was the immediate confrontation of four, yes FOUR, pages of review blurb! People of all sorts from all parts of the wide globe were informing me how good this book was. I thought one page of blurb usual but four was a bit, er, 'precious' right enough.
However I went straight to first chapter 'Tracks,' and read the first piece as 22 men humped and punted one another about the field to the accompaniment of 'encouragement' from men of limited vocabulary. In this chapter the author walks out into the snow one dark night and proceeds out of town and across the fields following the tracks left behind in the snow by beasts of the night. An atmospheric walk and quite enjoyable. Was it a bit 'precious?' With that thought in mind I could see what was meant and yet look forward to the next chapter, 'Path.' The reading offered a different perspective from what was on offer in front of me as I read. Maybe that helped...?