T U E S D A Y, 2 8 N O V
My bra strap broke so I used my brooch as a safety pin.
Took my lino-cut elephants down from the Art Room, everyone loves them. Now I’m longing to print the other two, but don’t know where I’m going to get orange ink from. We studied three paintings in Art Appreciation, all of violins. The realism one was by Hogarth, the expressionist one was by Dufy, and the Cubist one was by Braque. I loved the Hogarth one.
Pam’s so lucky, she went to the Festival Hall last night and saw Julie Felix. She said it was marvellous. Pam’s going out every night this week except for tonight. She’s too lucky for words.
Tig said she always thought of me as sophisticated (rather a pity!) I suppose it was because I already knew some French.
Went to Batemans after school. Had to spend about ten minutes reading letters and looking at red and green lines. He said I’m pretty short-sighted and I ought to wear glasses the whole time. I simply couldn’t bear to, but I think I will for lessons - it will make a difference having decent looking glasses. When I’m older I may get contacts.
Ma and Pa went out to the Architecture Club. Us two had gorgeous stuff from the Danish Food Centre, and I listened to the third Reith Lecture. It was marvellous - this time I understood it all. He [Edmund Leach] was talking mostly about how society makes distinctions between ‘normal’ and ‘abnormal’, young and old, upper class and lower class, foreigners and British. Now for the first time in history the young people are breaking away from this, and the old people shouldn’t interfere - they should encourage them. He also talked about the family unit being a bad thing, and how people should be brought up in a community environment, like a kibbutz.
Not sure I agree with that.
"Pam went to the Festival Hall and saw Julie Felix"