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I am a poor poster, and I apologise for that.

Bank Holiday Monday tomorrow, which means no work. Just writing, and grocery shopping, and cleaning, and sewing . . . but no work, so that's good.

My thoughts to anyone in Houston, Texas, or other places affected by Harvey, and I'll be donating to the Red Cross later. I hope you stay safe.

Currently at about 55K words on book 5. Moving forward: I wish it was moving faster. Still, I am about to have a nice meaty (or should that be bloody?) confrontation scene, which should be entertaining to write.

---

A Worker Reads History

Who built the seven gates of Thebes?
The books are filled with names of kings.
Was it the kings who hauled the craggy blocks of stone?
And Babylon, so many times destroyed.
Who built the city up each time? In which of Lima's houses,
That city glittering with gold, lived those who built it?
In the evening when the Chinese wall was finished
Where did the masons go? Imperial Rome
Is full of arcs of triumph. Who reared them up? Over whom
Did the Caesars triumph? Byzantium lives in song.
Were all her dwellings palaces? And even in Atlantis of the legend
The night the seas rushed in,
The drowning men still bellowed for their slaves.

Young Alexander conquered India.
He alone?
Caesar beat the Gauls.
Was there not even a cook in his army?
Phillip of Spain wept as his fleet
was sunk and destroyed. Were there no other tears?
Frederick the Greek triumphed in the Seven Years War.
Who triumphed with him?

Each page a victory
At whose expense the victory ball?
Every ten years a great man,
Who paid the piper?

So many particulars.
So many questions.

-- Bertolt Brecht

Date: 2017-08-28 04:26 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] archangelbeth
(So someone else on my feed just posted:
Just read the Invisible Library series
(thus far, that is)

That was worth a read. It might even be worth an immediate re-read. I'm debating the issue. More library shenanigans, or do I go read Rise of Renegade X* again?

--http://conuly.dreamwidth.org/2575070.html

^_^ )

Good luck on the writing...
(And, happily, Austin is not being hard-hit at this time and probably won't be. Whew.)

Date: 2017-08-29 03:52 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] archangelbeth
Slightly better, though still tired and occasionally head-woozy.

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