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Brian is having an afternoon siesta and my eyes are a bit sore from reading so I have been watching Mayerling, a movie made in 1968 starring Omar Sharif. The movie depicts the series of events leading to the murder-suicide of Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria and his lover Baroness Mary Vetsera . Rudolf was the only son of Emperor Franz Josef I of Austria and Empress Elisabeth, and heir to the throne of the combined Austrian-Hungarian Empire. Quite boring for some but as I am interested in this type of history I enjoyed it, well I enjoyed as much as I saw anyway, I have watched this movie umpteen times but never from start to finish, one day.
It is a beautiful day in North Haven today, the weather is quite mild, my idea of summer. Warm enough to go bare foot and wear shorts, but not that hot that I have anything to complain about. A lovely day to just relax and do nothing, other than a bit of washing and reading a good book.
I am thoroughly enjoying “The Lost Symbol” by Dan Brown, as I said yesterday the concept of Noetics is quite intriguing. I have always believed there is more to this world than meets the eye, so I think I have found the next subject I would like to explore; I hope they have a “Dummies” version to get me started.
Brian is awake now and has wandered downstairs to watch television so I might join him, it’s almost time to start dinner anyway. Bye!