Strain! I’ve got a million and one things to do. Started my thrilling essay on the Cumbrian Combines and subsequent riots. Oh so interesting. Don’t get me wrong, history is the subject that draws me and intrigues me so much. But there are some parts of history (predominantly the Industrial Revolution) that just bore me.
From a young age the IR has been hammered into my very being with such refrained teachers that my skull has become numb to the drone. What interests me are parts of history that have not been conversed to death.
Last Thursday I spent a day in Oxford to attend the Oxford University open day. The sites are absolutely amazing – you feel part of history. Surrounded by a myriad of ancient stone walls and buildings accompanied by a vast span of open spaces stretching as far as the eye can see.
I walked along the grounds that great men and women had also once walked upon. People such as John Wycliff, William Tyndale, William Harvey, Oscar Wilde and C S Lewis.
I have hopes and dreams, but there is a line where reality has to be drawn. Oxford it truly a thought-provoking and awe-inspiring place. Even if the Lord has other plans – I’ll be working very hard over the forthcoming months.
Stress. I better get on with my essay.