January 10th, 2012
|07:55 pm - Gravity and Waggery|
I went to a lovely restaurant with some good friends yesterday. It was a restaurant in Cambridge that does modern cooking, you know with pastel foam and concentrated tastes and so on. It was very fascinating, an experience I was very glad to have, and I saw many livejournal friends there. I see nobody else has posted about it yet, but I think it is OK to mention it. It was a taster menu, so we had a lot of small courses, and I had to leave before everyone was finished, and even so I didn't get to bed until after 1 am, so I am very sleepy today. I don't want to make a big post about it ahead of the person whose party it was.
On a completely different subject, someone is selling an art poster illustrating Christopher Smart's wonderful mad poem 'For I will consider my cat Jeoffry'. See the whole thing here.
That is a wonderful print. And, indeed, a very wonderful poem.
Poor Christopher Smart, he had rather a sad life, but I like to think Jeoffry was a comfort to him
I was going to say something about sadness and mental health, but I got distracted, and I learned about the death of John McCarthy - which reminded me of Mad Pride. http://www.mindfreedom.org/campaign/madpride/john-mccarthy-rip
Suddenly, what I was going to say doesn't seem right - "celebrating the beautiful uniqueness of our minds" is in order.
I think Smart was kind of locked away wasn't he? It seems such a tragic waste.
|Date:||January 10th, 2012 10:25 pm (UTC)|| |
Oooh, tasty food in Cambridge? If it stops being top secret, do tell us which one, I'm looking for one!
I recommend it for complex high-brow food
That poster (and the poem) is a thing of beauty.