March 24th, 2007

London

Pictures of you. Pictures of me.

According to the rules, I had to draw a landscape. Well, that's okay, but I wasn't at all interested in drawing one with mountain, a path, and some trees: I wanted to draw what I could see out my window (only drawing a dog and its human to scale wasn't really easy). So skip the mountain, and my "path" is Putney High Street going over the Thames. Anyway, I think the results are probably all messed up, but I thought you'd get a laugh out of the picture, which had the artistic oomph of about anything done with an Etch A Sketch.
drawing personality
You tend to pursue many different activities simultaneously. When misfortune does happen, it doesn't actually dishearten you all that much.
You have a peaceful mind, viewing the world with calm and serenity. To you, life is not about struggle and strife but about existence and co-existence.
You are creative, mentally active and industrious.
You have a sunny, cheerful disposition.
What does your drawing say about YOU?
Sea dragon

In a perfect world. Cookies and K-tel.

J and I went to the Barbican tonight and saw William Christie's Les Arts Florissantes tonight, which was basically the K-tel "Top Hits of the 17th Century." Except unlike K-tel, this was beautiful and made me cry. Take this, "Pur Ti Miro," the big love aria duet (of course!) from The Coronation of Poppea:

I behold you,
      I delight in you,
I press you
      I tie you to me in a knot;
No longer do I suffer, do I die,
O my life
      O my treasure.

I am yours
      You are mine,
My hope: say it, say it!
      Yes, yes, yes, yes!
You are, O my idol,
my beloved, my heart, my life, truly!

Why do people not sing THIS at weddings? It was really incredible. They even had a counter-tenor singing Nero. And it wasn't sappy like it looks here - it was beautiful, and it really did have me dabbing at my eyes.

If life were perfect I'd be eating chocolate chip cookie dough right now. Well, I guess it has nothing really to say about whether or not life is perfect, but the cookie dough is really good, I think in part because I get better butter and eggs here.