Pleased with progress of works (on this website) - they are beginning to integrate with each other and with other people and situations... am I emerging from wilderness?
I look up and find myself looking at a man with white hair and a face that reminds me of a monkey. He wears glasses. This is meant as a compliment - he appears to be listening and talking seriously and intelligently with several others. I think that is rare and I imagine that he is a person whom others are glad to know.
The brains of the world directed by a friendly and lively spirit?
But I suppose that there are as many unfriendly and dull people as there are friendly and lively ones... or is it that we can each be like either of these types according to circumstance?
Yes, I prefer that possibility... (which makes nonsense of fixed categories such as the introvert/extravert of C G Jung, much as I tend to accept his Psychological Types*.
...at which I remember the remark that people who did not know P B Shelley were often hostile to him and his work but those who knew him liked him and what he did and became better people because of his influence**...
**For the moment I can't find the reference - was it written by his biographer Richard Holmes or by Mary Shelley in her collection of his poems? I read it only yesterday.
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