The past three days were interesting.

I spent most of Thursday cooking the Passover seder. On Thursday night, a friend calls me and asks if he and his friend can come over and play a game. I beg an extra hour to finish prepping the spinach casserole and matzoh balls. They come over and we play Kingsburg. I enjoyed the game, though I didn’t win. (All three of us pursued the same strategy, so who won became mostly a matter of luck of the dice.)

Friday was the last bit of cooking and the seder itself.

Saturday I met up with , , and someone-whose-LJ-tag-I-don’t-know to visit the Cloisters in Fort Tryon Park, NY. It was over 20 years since I’d last been there. It was just as beautiful as I remembered. There was a special exhibition of the Lewis Chessmen on loan from the British Museum. They are intricate pieces of craftsmanship. It made me want to use them to play a game, even though I’m lousy at chess and don’t particularly like the game. (In a few centuries, will my D10s be on exhibit somewhere?)

The other exhibits were just as engaging as ever: the reproductions of sections of several medieval cloisters, the lovely items in the treasure room, the stunning craftsmanship of the Unicorn tapestries. It was a strange contrast going from the Jewish images of the previous two days to the predominately-Christian imagery of the European Middle Ages.

Today I plan to mostly rest, and do some organizational and review work associated with the biography. The passing of Grey Cat, with whom I wanted to speak about the early days of ADF, reminds me that I don’t have unlimited time to pursue interviews.

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