Saturday, January 9
I restart my exercise routine and decide to finish today’s session with a long walk. I leave the house and head for the library.
I have finished Gun Love by Jennifer Clement, which I liked a lot, and now I will get the China Méiville novel that I ordered: The Last Days of New Parise.
I got Gun Love in a way I have not done for maybe decades. I picked it up without knowing anything about it, and without having heard of the author. (That might count as a tragic admission of ignorance, but who cares: the world has filled up with things I know nothing about.)
As I approach the library this piece of graffiti captures my attention. When I have left again, China Méiville book in hand, I stop to photograph it.