Some passing thoughts…
Had a discussion about the Bird Flu (potential Pandemic) in the car the other night – for some reason stuff like this disturbs me way more than terrorism etc…
I think I read too many books on the black death when I was younger :
I read today that The Little White Horse is/was J.K Rowling’s favourite childrens novel, that and it’s being made into a movie. Frankly I was astounded, as I have loved this to pieces and my copy is rather battered, I haven’t read it in a while. But it 🙂 caught my imagination and heart a long time ago. No one has EVER heard of it or ever made mention of it to me before. Not in passing, or in writing or anything. I’m not sure how I feel about the whole ‘blockbuster’ or even small screen thing. It does mean I have to read it again.
I was reading my way through ‘Mark’s Gospel’ today for a Special Ministry Topic (stupid name) thing (ie: from disciples perspective) BTW TOM: this is the homework for Special Ministry Topic: Read Mark’s Gospel twice (sepearte sittings) one from disciples perspective, one from roman centurion/guard person’s perspective.
Now I don’t know if you know the part about the fig tree being cursed. But it made me sit back when I saw this:
The next day as they were leaving Bethany, Jesus was hungry. Seeing in the distance a fig tree in leaf, he went to find out if it had any fruit. When he reached it, he found nothing but leaves, because it was not the season for figs. Then he said to the tree, “May no one ever eat fruit from you again.” And his disciples heard him say it. – Mark 11:12-14
jumped out at me, that Jesus was hungry and the ‘stupid fig tree doesn’t have any on it, so I’ll curse it’?! Complaining agressively/annoyed?
It sounds to me like a disgruntled annoyance at no lunch being present.
Beautifully lazy day today. Slept in, but got disturbed by Dad coming into this room (I’m sort of staying where the ‘study’ is) to fix something with Wendy’s computer, stayed in bed for ages anyway. Did aforementioned reading, finished reading To Kill a Mockingbird. All in the sun, on banana lounge thing with this stupid blackbird swooping me at irregular intervals. Lunch and whatnot. Watched Elizabeth (movie) with Laura as the others all went out. Which I enjoyed, not facinated by it perhaps, but Cate Blanchett is always rather good. Which while saying, I wouldn’t mind getting a hold of ‘Little Fish’ when it comes out on dvd. It has a lot of drug usage in it or something so rated err I dunno MA restricted or something, no idea how I’d react re: the drugs thing. Movies like that interest me – I like things a bit different.
Wouldn’t mind catching: A Cinderalla Man, seeing as it’s getting alright ratings, Renee Zellweger is usually good, and Russell Crowe well. (Cheap tuesday? Any Yits people interested?)
that and Wallace and Gromit for the sake of being an old fan.
not much more else really.
Wanting Yits back, holidays are getting really quite boring now.
I don’t want it to end though 🙁
How much good can a year hold?
Crap! I need to do that today, then.
I hate Special Ministry.
yah. well I just figured I’m not even going to be there on Monday. and I did a least one lot of reading. What a pain!
(oh and I think Steve Said will be good… dont know about the other guy – he was a bit out there)
“It sounds to me like a disgruntled annoyance at no lunch being present.”
Haha. You are a classic Bec!
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