Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam
Didn't sleep very well and Ive felt rather weary all day. I did intend walking to the Co-op but in the end I couldn't be bothered. So Ive had a nice restful day at home.
Ive mostly watrched TV -- all 3 episodes of the Raoul Moat drama and one episode of Blue LIghts. I also sorted out a few old clothes to donate to charity. At the moment Slimming World are running The Big Slimming World Clothes Throw. You fill a bag with old clothes and your consultant takes the bags to a local Cancer Research shop. Last year over £1 million was raised by SW members around the UK.
As I didn't go out I had to think of an indoor blip. So I decided to blip this little book I found yesterday among a box of photos and papers. It measures 12cm by 9cm and seems quite old. Ive heard the name before but knew nothing about it so I Googled.
Omar Khayyam was born in 1048 and was a Persian polymath known for his contributions to astronomy, mathematics, philosophy and poetry. A Rubaiyat is.a verse form consisting of four-line stanzas. Omar Khayyam's work was translated by Edward Fitzgerald in 1859 and it became popular in the English reading world. It is a humanistic celebration of life, love and liquor. I have added an Extra collage showing some of the beautiful borders which appear on every page and the sweet little drawing from the last page.
A few quotes from the book.....................
" Drink wine. This is life eternal. This is all that youth will give you. It is the season for wine, roses and drunken friends. Be happy for this moment"
" Dead yesterdays and unborn tomorrows, why fret about it, if today be sweet"
" The Moving Finger writes, and having writ, Moves on."
Steps today - 4,256