17th May 2017

The rain in Londres has been torrential, I got two punctures yesterday and one today, and the Vermin are still in charge. I am feeling better than I have done for months. There seem to a few different factors involved, one of which is very simply distance from the tragedy of last year. Another is that I have been making plans to travel. I always enjoy that. It makes me feel like the end of the world can be escaped.

Another factor I think is the conversations I have had lately with the oracle by the Tamesis. The oracle has a habit of asking very penetrating questions. It may seem curious that I go to an oracle for questions rather than answers, but part of the pleasure of the visits is that I am the one who provides the answers. There is a lot to be said for simply asking the right questions. My oracle has had many decades of experience and is good at it.

The final factor is, I think, taking some political actions for the first time in a while. Political theory is all fun enough, and there’s a lot to be said for moaning like a bastard about how shit everything is, but when it comes to my personal happiness, there’s nothing quite as satisfying as sticking the boot in to The Enemy.

And that is all for today.

17th May 2017