|My week will close with a virtual UNE in Conversation to update you all on our current progress and open up key conversations. For those unable to attend this morning, please keep an eye on the UNE in Conversation webpage as it will be loaded very soon.
Our mutual enjoyment of the blue skies and tapestry of autumn colours was brought to an abrupt end by the dramatic front of torrential rain bringing with it hail, high winds and huge drop in temperature – time to light the log fires and cuddle up with a mug of hot chocolate.
I have a jigsaw to finish, must complete my virtual 1000 laps and after the arrival of a gift box, I plan for some leisure reading – my book of choice this week is Weather by Jenny Offill. (Here, I would add it was not my intention to run a ‘book club’ but really enjoying the engagement and discourse). My current go to music choice is choral cappella prompted, of course, by the impact of both distancing and memories of the comfort and joy of being part of a choir. Listen to the delicious ‘O Magnum Mysterium’ by Morten Lauridsen and what has been described as the Dylanesque character of ‘Lilacs’ by Waxahatchee.
Before closing I could not resist adding a learned quote borrowed from Agent K “There is always an Arquillian Battle Cruiser, or a Corillian Death Ray, or an intergalactic plague that is about to wipe out all life on this ‘miserable’ little planet, and the only way … people can get on with their happy lives is that they do not know about it” [Men in Black] before reminding you to check the COVID-19 updates webpage.
After the closure of the first UNE sponsored Creative New England competition, judging is now in play across the 107 photographic entries that were received and the next competition (short stories) is already underway. There are also other online activities available on the Creative New England website and Facebook page. Enjoy.