March 16th, 2004

Fishy Circumstances

Satisfaction

I had a good day yesterday. It was one of those satisfying days where all the important things were accomplished, I received two lovely compliments, and I felt that when I was translating, I did so rather competently. I ran into a student of mine from several semesters ago and we caught up. I was organized. The weather was good, if rather crisp. I was just busy enough to have the busyness feel productive.

Today is an entirely different kettle of fish. The day is gray in preparation for the incoming snowstorm due to hit us and all the work I do must be done by me, by myself, just me and lots of editing and writing and footnotes. I need to be productive. I have all day. Hopefully, I can have two good days running.
Fishy Circumstances

Focus

I read in the ever-interesting Cronaca that "One panel of a 1505 altarpiece by Albrecht Dürer taken from the Kunsthalle in Bremen by Soviet soldiers to the USSR at the end of World War II is to be returned to Germany by Estonia. . ."

My first thought: does it have any eyeglasses in it?