|I can't get used to being a "Mrs" even after being married for almost three years|
We quickly settled in to a day of work in the Rare Books and Music Reading Room, where he did some writing and I got started on research for my encyclopedia article. Tavener, I'm quickly concluding, was a deeply spiritual but not particularly religious composer, whose texts trend toward the liturgical rather than the Scriptural.
Then we walked over to the Old St Pancras Church, an 11th or 12th-century building which looked absolutely spectacular and I can't wait to tour it, but the church closed just as we walked up. We'll go again another day, and I'll get photos then. Instead, we went to the nearby Camley Street Natural Park, a hidden gem in the middle of the city - a sort of mini wildlife preserve with an educational mission. Here are two photos of the beautiful and deeply calming views:
|I love this juxtaposition of river boats and geese|
We're off now to find the larger grocery store across the Thames, and then we'll probably crash pretty early. Good night!