Tuesday, 14 October 2014

In which we lunch with Mrs. Hudson

We, that is to say the Captain, Jackie and I, ate lunch in the restaurant in which Una Stubbs was lunching!    I remember her as a lovely young teen in "The Young Ones" with Cliff Richard, and now, some few years later (ahem),  she is Mrs.Hudson in the brilliant new Sherlock.

She gave us a dazzling smile on the way out.

It was a good day out altogether, and seeing Una Stubbs was the icing on the cake.  We went to the Pallant to see The Scottish Colourist, J.D. Fergusson. So that was fun.   Then we lunched with Una - duck pate, toast and salad for Jackie and Himself, and an open sandwich for me (goats cheese and onion marmalade) - a glass of wine each, and a coffee and a biscuit.  I can't imagine Una had much, as she has to stay so slim and glamorous.

The whole gallery made me want to create, to paint, to sew, to work in silk.  (I can't do any of those things - but, if and when I am in the restored earthly Paradise, who can say what I will be able to do. I remember how Jehovah gave the makers of the tabernacle all the skills they needed to carry out their work*.)

They had two extraordinary ultra modern mechanical tapestries on the staircase walls in the old building.  And I thought what an amazing technique to work with.  I would want to create something quite different though, which is the beauty of it.  If everyone on earth sat down to paint the same bowl of fruit, no two paintings would be the same.

Jehovah's creation is so varied.  No snowflake repeats the other.

And, talking of snowflakes, it has gone quite cold now.

*"Then Moses said to the Israelites: “See, Jehovah has chosen Bez′al·el the son of U′ri the son of Hur of the tribe of Judah.  He has filled him with the spirit of God, giving him wisdom, understanding, and knowledge of every sort of craftsmanship  for making artistic designs, for working with gold, silver, and copper,  for cutting and setting stones, and for making all kinds of artistic wood products.  And he has put it into his heart to teach, he and O·ho′li·ab the son of A·his′a·mach of the tribe of Dan. He has filled them with skill to do all the work of a craftsman, an embroiderer, and a weaver using blue thread, purple wool, scarlet material, and fine linen, and of a loom worker. These men will do every sort of work and prepare every sort of design."
Exodus 35:30-35

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