May 12th, 2021

Hellenistic theory of melancholy

It is 12:54 PM Wednesday afternoon here in West Michigan. It is a cold sunny day today. It has been predicted to get warmer by this weekend. Carol reminded me this morning that next month we will be going into Summer 2021!

This morning I got up around 5:55 AM and suggested to Carol we go downtown to the Windmill for breakfast. So we did that I we were home by 7:30 AM. I mainly spent the morning writing in my diary and reading my books.

Carol had a Handy man come by this morning around 9 o'clock AM to fix a leak in the bathroom faucet.

It has been a normal day today thus far. I am tired as usual. Amazon delivered a book I had ordered titled, 'The Illustrious House of Ramires' a novel by Eca De Queiros Translated from the Portuguese, with an afterword by Margaret Jull Costa.

Today I have been mainly rereading a book titled, 'See What I See' Essays by Greg Gerke. Last night I mainly read till bedtime from a book titled, 'Melancholy' essays by Laszlo F. Foldenyi Translated From The Hungarian By Tim Wilkinson.

Well I suppose I will close to drift through the rest of this cold blue sky sunny late Spring day.

mourning doves
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What I Have Been Reading & A Progress Report On De-Hauling The Lower Level



'The Illustrious House of Ramires' a novel by Eca De Queiros Translated from the Portuguese, with an afterword by Margaret Jull Costa

'The Myth Makers: European & Latin American Writers' literary essays by V.S. Pritchett (Eca De Queiroz A Portuguese Diplomat page 145)

'See What I See' Essays by Greg Gerke

‘A User’s Guide to Melancholy’ by Mary Ann Lund

‘The Anatomy Of Melancholy’ by Robert Burton

'The Book of Pastoral Care' by Saint Gregory The Great

'Modern Philosophy From Descartes to Kant' by Etienne Gilson & Thomas Langan

'The Accidental Life: An Editor's Notes on Writing and Writers' A Memoir by Terry McDonell.

'Melancholy' essays by Laszlo F. Foldenyi Translated From The Hungarian By Tim Wilkinson

'Our Gang (Starring Tricky and His Friends)' A Satire by Philip Roth

'Conversations with John Fowles' Edited by Dianne L. Vipond

'The Barbarian Conversion From Paganism To Christianity' by Richard Fletcher

'The Grand Strategy of The Byzantine Empire' by Edward N. Luttwak
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