I was fine with it, finally settling into the reality (lo, these many months later) that I am no longer on sabbatical; that I have returned to campus; that my obligations to the institution have resumed their primacy in my life… I was coping and even beginning to have moments of renewed appreciation…
If you’re in or near London — yes, I’m talking to you, A. — I urge you to take in some of the scrumptious offerings (Feb 26 – Mar 2). More info here — and a description, in brief:
In 2013, from 26 February to 2 March, we will be exploring the theme Branching Out, partly in celebration of the Festival’s 5th Anniversary, traditionally marked by wood, but also in homage to the 300th anniversary of the birth of Denis Diderot, who developed the figurative system of branches of human knowledge. Key ‘branches’ that we will explore include Narratives, Innovation, Changing World and Uniting the Branches of Knowledge.