Hello again iiwiiers
Busy this weekend, so you may get nothing or not much tomorrow. But you may get a normal one. Anyway - ruddy heck it's been cold here. I decided to stay in nice and cosy rather than going out in the cold. But eventually I realised - it shouldn't be cold inside. The gas had run out already, so I decided to go and get more. I could have just put the emergency credit on but then I'd have just still had to do it soon enough, so it was better to just go and do it. While I was at it I went for coffee, and the music was very good again, but my suspect was nowhere to be seen. Perhaps it's just that no-one had changed it again. It was a little quiet though, I struggled to identify Wave Of Mutilation by Pixies until the chorus. Anyway, enough of my yakking. Well, no, I'm not stopping here. But enough about all that.
Oh, I nearly forgot, while I was queueing at the post office I was listening to the In Our Time podcast, not the latest one, I'm a little behind, it was on Dante's Inferno. Someone said that it was a map of medieval spirituality. But what use is a map of medieval spirituality? Modern maps tend to agree on the basic facts, if you want for instance to get from Paris to Strasbourg any normal road map covering the area will get you there, there may even be different ways to get there. But say you didn't want to get to Strasbourg, say you wanted to get to... holiness. Medievally. The maps of medieval spirituality will probably mostly agree that there is only one way to go. But a lot of them will disagree about what way that is, and further more explicitly state that if you go the way the other maps tell you you won't get there. Anyway, why would someone lust after medieval spirituality? I think it would have to be someone pretty zealous, who felt that spirituality had lost its way by the time the reformation came. Someone who yearned for a return to the good old days when the inquisition would stuck a load of spiked into Richard Dawkins until he admitted that the was a god really and he was just saying that there wasn't because the devil made him. But even such a nasty piece of work as that would get no use out of a typical map of medieval spirituality, as most of them, and certainly any one that would appeal to him, were unreadable due to the huge number of roads to hell that they had in those days.
that's all from me for now
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