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Wednesday, March 16, 2005
  Soothing symmetry

I took these photos of the Wren Library at Trinity College Cambridge on a freezing, rainy day a couple of weeks ago. Gazing at this fine, enduring, massive symmetry, I stopped feeling the cold and rain and my tangled nerve-endings were smoothed and soothed and made happy.

So I’m posting these today to soothe myself again. I have an awful cold – nose and throat and head on fire, stumbling through work, shaking hands nearly dropping my canteen lunch. Think solid, peaceful thoughts and beam them at the body, help it to restore itself to balance…

And the other thing that made me feel better: Augustine has interviewed God again! I think Natalie d’Arbeloff is totally brilliant. I don’t know why I didn’t know her work until I found her blog. I’m very glad I do now.
Love the pics! I figured it had to have something to do with Christopher Wren... but being a bird fanatic, I just love the mental image of a library run by little wrens.
Thanks again, Jean. And I'm glad you're feeling better. It helps that Spring is coming, lots of trees blossoming in Camden and the air somewhat milder.

Lovely Cambridge pic. I like it there.
Yes, Natalie is indeed the cat's meow.

I loved these photographs.
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