My day was pleasant. I was tired, yet this was completely compensated for: the weather was beautiful, the lecture interesting, my students engaged about Arabic philosophy and Titian (in different classes), and we start Dante tomorrow so I am excited. And I’ve sat at my computer for the last half an hour writing (although I need to go to bed) with my feet on the baseboard heater. This is a delight. I am glad I put my desk here so I can not only look out the window but also put my feet on the hot water pipe. It will be something I enjoy all through the cold months.