It won’t be such a happy WOYWW this week, knowing Julia lost her mother last week. My heart goes out to her. No matter how “expected” a loss might be, it is always still a shock. And it certainly makes me think of my own parents and feel, quite keenly, the vast distance between us. Were it not for Covid I expect we would be making regular trips across the pond. In fact, my in-laws are coming for a visit in the next month or two, which, sadly, my parents are in no fit state to do. It makes me quite sad that the last few years have been lost to this blasted virus. Luckily we went home for a family wedding just before things really got bad, but still…
First, my computer desktop. No photo, just some thoughts. As I mentioned previously, the Hubster has been working on tidying up our music collection. I keep coming across songs I have not really thought of in years. and one of them in particular really resonates with these times of Covid. It’s called The Microorganisim, and my recollection is that it was about the Aids epidemic. It was written by an early 80s folk-rock group called Boiled In Lead. Wikipedia describes them like so: Their style, sometimes called “rock ‘n’ reel,” is heavily influenced by Celtic music, folk, and punk rock, and has drawn them praise as one of the few American bands of the 1980s and 1990s to expand on Fairport Convention’s rocked-up take on traditional folk.
My favourite line (and one that certainly applies to Covid, especially in the early days of the pandemic) has always been:
Rattle your sword before you strike
And never kiss anyone you like
Next, my main desk. The beginnings of another AJ page with a drawn quote. This page with a schmear of colour fits the quote perfectly.
I also have a shot of my side desk. I have been trying to sort and tidy my ATC collection, both those that have been traded and those that I have available. You can see those in the drop-down menu at the top. If you fancy a trade, do let me know!
You can just see off to the side the If You HAD To… choices for the week. Oops. added that close-up now…
Yikes. Well I already have an incurable disease, but I do NOT fancy becoming a garden gnome. While it might be quite hard to know everyone’s future, and know it might not be wonderful, it doesn’t say anything about not sharing the info if it could alter that future to make it better, so yeah, I’ll go with that.
All in all a pretty uninspiring desk this week. Some days are just like that….