Start the Week' With Andrew Marr' on Radio 4 as I did from the ethereal misty moorland landscape outside.
Penning pieces in the literal sense was, for me, a frustrating and largely fruitless experience. Until the birth of word processing I found it almost impossible to commit ideas to paper, unlike some of the contributors who saw scribing as an essential part of the creative process. In my own mind there seems to be a muddle of ideas that could only be unravelled once ongoing editing and prodigious use of the 'cut and paste' function were allowed by technology. Each to their own, I say. What works for one doesn't make it a good fit for someone else Perhaps that why I was sometimes annoyed by the overzealous use of the word 'should'. But then I was also fascinated by the ideas expressed about what someone's script can tell about them as a person, even perhaps down to whether they are ill or not. The range of emotions that the programme elicited was one of the reasons that I found it challenging and enjoyable.
As I was hurtling down the hill into Widecombe after naturally avoiding two nonchalent, curly haired bullock milling around in the middle of the road, talk turned to Hitler's writing. The view that it was 'revolting' seemed so generally held that I was intrigued. It spurred me on to see what emotions it evoked within me. Would I be similarly repelled? Well, having now gained sight of it I can't honestly can't say that I was. But I'm posting a sample here so that readers can gauge the personal effect that it has on them.