Sunday, November 25, 2012

The Wind

I was looking for a version of Cat Stevens singing this live, but I thought it too fast.  I'm really pleased that I continued to look because I found this cover version, it's slow like I remember and  I love the violin...

Thursday, November 1, 2012

A Prayer for Owen Meany

For a long time now Dom has been telling me what a wonderful writer John Irving is. So for my birthday one of the books she gave to me was A Prayer for Owen Meany.

She’s right John Irving is a wonderful writer. Owen Meany is very small and has a strange voice which means when he speaks HE SPEAKS IN CAPITAL LETTERS! I have no problem imagining his voice because when the children were very small I used to be a child minder. I looked after a toddler who had the worse voice you can imagine. If a cheese grater could speak it would be with that voice.

Back to the book: There are quite a few Bible quotes and I’d forgotten how beautiful some of the Bible can be (King James version of course). There is quite a bit about Vietnam which I’m finding very useful as I remember that period but didn’t understand it all at the time. I haven’t finished it yet, but I have a feeling it will end in tears. Anyway, I recommend it if you haven’t read it.