Reading, listening

Lorraine coughing nastily, so another low profile day.  I horrified myself by reading a good chunk of Blindness by Saramago. It is a horribly compelling story about a mystery, highly-contagious outbreak of blindness. The infected are confined to an old asylum building and shot if they attempt to escape, or the guards panic.

Also listening to lots of music, including Arvo Pärt's Te Deum. A major discovery is Stravinsky's ballet music called Les Noces, which depicts a wild voiced Russian wedding and which in its highly percussive, and almost chanting open-throated style, I find completely unexpected and exhilarating. Really enjoying my journeys into classical music these days.