Thursday, January 30, 2014

Contemplation Until Lunchtime & Spare - time Literary Activity

Early Morning View of Navy Pier as seen from
Northwestern University Arthur Rubloff Building / School of Law,
downtown Chicago ~ 30 November 2012
Photo by Gerry McCartney

How to spend each golden hour? Are you looking to add a little structure to your day? If so, here are some scheduling ideas from a couple of the best novels that I have ever read:

breakfast at ten;
contemplation until lunchtime;
after lunch a nap (one hour),
then coffee, in bed if transportation was available;
flute playing in bed (one hour);
get up;
play bagpipes while marching round the room (one hour);
more bagpipes out in the courtyard (half an hour) . . .

from The Tin Drum, 1959
by Nobel prize winner Gunter Grass

. . . or . . .

12.00. Go, weather permitting, to College, there conducting light conversation on diverse topics with friends, or with acquaintances of a casual character.

2.00 p.m. Go home for lunch.

3.00. Return to bedroom. Engage in spare - time literary activity, or read.

from At Swim Two Birds, 1939
by Irish novelist Flann O'Brien

For additional eccentric literary schedules, check out my new Fortnightly Post

"Good Intentions"

The Fortnightly Kitti Carriker
A fortnightly [every 14th & 28th]
literary blog of connection & coincidence;
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