Summer in Londres has a lot going for it, even when the bankers and landlords own most of the city. Yesterday I went on a small housing march, and wished it was larger. But I enjoyed the sun, and discussing some future research I hope to do. In the evening I met Dr Guerrilla for some food and music by the river. It was good to be outdoors at night and not feel cold. The Dr has a job in Londres now, so more rides and reading groups on the horizon. The Red Flash and others joined us later, and then I wheeled home enjoying the cool evening air.
Today was something of a continuation, a trip to the East End Basin for a swim. It felt like being on a mini-holiday, particularly when I popped into the fine nearby riverside pub for a coffee. Most of the other people there were on holiday, and it was clear that it was just a state of mind. Lying on the pontoon I gazed across the shimmering surface of the water and my mind shimmered pleasantly in response. I have returned home with a warm glow from the exercise and cold water.
As for that research I hope to do, it remains a little unstable in my mind, swinging between over-ambitious and more realistic. Perhaps it doesn’t quite matter where I aim. Perhaps the key thing is to find other people interested in it, within academia or without.