It's another season of my farmers' and crafters' market starting this Saturday, and I'm so ready for it. Seasonal sloth is overrated, and I've been itching to do something besides eat, drink, and be whatever for awhile now...
All the Christmas lights are turned off, finally, in my neighborhood; I used to sit at my table and look out the window at them every morning and have my breakfast..it's a kind of magical time just before dawn, no sounds to speak of, and no cars...just the faint outline of houses, rising up the hill, and the twinkling of the lights...but no more..
Time for more serious entrepenuerial pursuits,and while I continued all during the holidays to make things, I must admit I've slacked off in the last week, choosing to read and contemplate the coming year.
I can definitely recommend "Pursuit of the Proper Sinner" by Elizabeth George, whom I've just discovered; a pleasant surprise to find another good female mystery writer who can do both genders justice.
I love books about Chaos Theory...no, it's not about Chaos Theory literally, but about unintended consequences, which I attribute to Chaos Theory..try it, it's fun!
In a very crude nutshell, Chaos Theory posits that there is really no control over most events and actions, and that whatever outcome is put forth as obvious has an interesting way of being wrong...
I loved the book, and will now proceed to haunt the thrift stores, library, and 2nd hand booksellers for other Elizabeth George novels...not many authors can trip me up by telling me the facts, early, in such a way that I cannot see the thing til the end...and then go back in my mind, retracing all the tricky steps taken by the author to catch me dozing...good stuff.
And you're thinking, what the hell is she doing, stream of conciousness or some damn thing...yes and no..
The best laid plans...I have much of that sort of thing in my head about the next year, all the mistakes I made last year, *groan* and those I don't intend to repeat, but...unintended consequences...
I'll keep you posted..