Wednesday, February 07, 2007

vixen, long embrace, falafel

At this time of year, you sometimes hear, as I did last night, a vixen in the road outside our house, or in one of the gardens opposite. It is an eerie, screaming sound - "a woman wailing for her demon lover" or a wandering ghost; but I like it for the breath of wildness, which it brings to our comfortable lives.

In today's paper, I read an account of some skeletons buried between 5000 - 6000 years ago,and found during a dig near Mantova in Northern Italy. The skeletons are of a young man and woman, who were buried and are shown in a photo, hugging one another. We'll probably never know the story behind this long embrace?

At lunch today, our neighbour serves falafel made from green peas and corriander instead of the usual dried beans or chick peas used in this Middle Eastern street food.

No comments: