Why I like chemistry

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“That’s dispersion. That’s when boring white light goes through a prism and comes out a rainbow. Blue light disperses the most, hence the blue sky you see everywhere. Yellow light disperses the least, hence the yellow sun you see in one place.”- Weike Wang, Chemistry

note: I finished reading East of Eden by John Steinbeck just in time for this Saturday Book Club. I’m finishing Journal of a Novel, The East of Eden Letters by John Steinbeck
which is an added reading for the discussion of East of Eden.

I’m reading a new set of books:
Chemistry by Weike Wang,
Forest Park by Nicole Krauss
Every Word is a Bird We Teach to Sing by Daniel Tammet
World Without Mind by Franklin Foer.

I put back on the shelves the other set of books I was reading before and didn’t finished.

Really? Really.

“A wolverine is a strict loner, but a man needs people.”
-James Campbell, Braving it

Note: Books I’m reading;
Ripples in Spacetime by Govert Schilling
The Metaphysical Club by Louis Menand
Braving It by James Campbell
Flirting With French by William Alexander
Entering the Silence by Thomas Merton
Living the Kabbalah by Simcha H. Benyosef
Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
East of Eden by John Steinbeck (for my book club in September)

A lot but it makes the reading interesting. Mixture of ideas. Some of the books are at my bedside, others are on the sofa downstairs.

Mrs. Abstract shakes her head. She reads one book at a time.

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Can you see a man? Can you start a story?

A man alone on the beach,

looking beyond the waters,

a letter inside his pocket.

Reading books when ill

I finished reading Birth of a Dream Weaver

Books I’m reading. I added 2 new books: Sapiens, Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Harari and Absolutely on Music, Conversations with Seiji Ozawa by Haruki Murakami.
I borrowed both of them from our county library. Sapiens is a book, an ebook to read and MP3 to listen to. Sapiens is on the reading list of Barack Obama and Bill Gates. Mark Zuckerberg put the book on his online book club.I downloaded Sapiens, an ebook to read.

I enjoying these 2 new books.

Mrs. Abstract and I caught respiratory bugs. Hard for me to think and write but fortunately does not prevent me from reading books.

Reading books

I am reading 6 different books at the present time: Under the Volcano by Malcolm Lowry, The Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai,Tenth of December by George Saunders, Birth of a Dream Weaver by Ngugi Wa Thiong’o, Listening Below the Noise by Anne D. LeClaire,and The Portal of the Mystery of Hope by Charles Peguy.inder
I don’t know which one I will finish first.Under the Volcano is for my book club.The Portal is a theological poetry.

I walked 7700 steps today, the most I have done since my heart surgery. I still become very tired at the end of my walk. Patience I was told.

stories

Arrangement of trees makes its own stories
protecting birds and refugees
a bench, a mug and thank you cards are not obsolete
they remain relevant to civility
Maybe balance is exactitude mathematically
but love can drink in a glass of gold
and remain in orbit
not oblivious of other galaxies.

note: Currently I’m reading Artful by Ali Smith and Hillbilly Elegy by J.D.Vance.

Ali Smith is becoming one of my favorite contemporary writers.