Saturday, December 29, 2012

A New Year's resolution

Do not buy anymore books until...

The record was created last year when I lasted until January 14th!

To ensure I last that long today, while in Waterstone's flagship Picadilly store, I bought three!

Oleg Tarasov's 'Icon and Devotion: Sacred Spaces in Imperial Russia', Victor Frankl's 'The Doctor and the Soul' and Patrick Wilcken's biography, 'Claude Levi-Strauss: The Poet in the Laboratory'.

If there is any connection, apart from to demonstrate my eclecticism, it is the thread of how humans make meaning through symbols - though the first two are how transcendent meaning is revealed through symbol rather than fabricated.

Here is to days, hopefully weeks of 'cold turkey'!

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