It’s Friday, September 2, the end of the work week. And so we beat on, boats against the current, borne ceaselessly towards death. It’s Democracy Day in Tibet, though that beleaguered land has precious little freedom. The date celebrates the first election of the Parliament of the Central Tibetan Administration in 1960. Has the Left forgotten Tibet? I think so.
On this day in history, in 1946, the Interim Government of India was formed with Jawaharlal Nehru (one of my heroes) as leader. Independence wasn’t fully gained until the next year.
Notables born on this day include two movie stars: Keanu Reeves (1964) and Salma Hayek (1966, she’s 50 today♥). Those who died on this day include Henri Rousseau (1910), Sergeant Alvin C. York (1964), J. R. R. Tolkien (1973), and geneticist Barbara McClintock (1992). Meanwhile in Dobrzyn, Hili went partway down the hill to the river and then began meowing loudly and piteously. Apparently nothing was wrong, so what was she doing?
A: Why are you meowing in the valley, you miserable soul?Hili: I meow therefore I am.
Ja: Czemu piszczysz duszo nieszczęśliwa w dolinie?
Hili: Piszczę więc jestem.
Leon: I’m starting the September hunt.