Journallingtwinstar dropped me as a friend….I wonder why? too many wordy postings perhaps? ah well, I still quite enjoy her posts and will continue to read them that be public. Getting together with Danny tomorrow… 9 am to about 6 pm. Shopping, maybe a little drinking, and shooting the breeze. One of the last chances before he goes on summer vacation, really. Going to get new shoes, a hard drive, and about 4 beers, I feel. (plus get Danny something for his Birthday, poor shmoe was born within 2 weeks of Christmas. He should celebrate birthday or Christmas in August, methinks.) Spent some wonderful time with Ornj tonight… 🙂 *sigh of happiness* Maybe I can squeak in some aoK in too, to make the night perfect…

Recently Finished Book
‘The Calcutta Chromosome: A Novel of Fevers, Delirium and Discovery‘, by Amitav Ghosh.

Set in India, the book is about the ‘secret history’ behind the discovery of the malaria vaccine. There’s an Indian cult for whom secrecy is not only a need, is also one of their key beliefs: They are convinced that the act of revealing information means that same information is changed. So certain information can be revealed in a certain way, to generate specific changes. And their big secret is a bizarre form of immortality, a sort of ‘memory transfer’ using a mutated malaria parasite to backup and rewrite neural structures.

The entire novel is written like a puzzle: Pieces of info are revealed in different times to different characters; by the end of the novel, the main characters – and the reader – understand the whole picture, or at least, the part of the picture they were supposed to understand. The book is rather good (though once finished, a second read may be needed (to fully understand the plot) and I recommend it heartily.

All You Need Is Love
By John Lennon and Paul McCartney
Love, love, love, love, love, love, love, love, love.

There’s nothing you can do that can’t be done.
Nothing you can sing that can’t be sung.
Nothing you can say, but you can learn how to play the game,
It’s easy.

Nothing you can make that can’t be made.
No one you can save that can’t be saved
Nothing you can do, but you can learn how to be you in time,
It’s easy.

All you need is love, all you need is love,
All you need is love, love, love is all you need.

All you need is love, all you need is love,
All you need is love, love, love is all you need.

There’s nothing you can know that isn’t known.
Nothing you can see that isn’t shown.
Nowhere you can be, that isn’t where you’re meant to be,
It’s easy.