16 April 2011

Easter Monday 14th April 1941: music and colour

Cool, cloudy, but lovely coloured sky in evening. Work on shelter to make the joints waterproof. Chas called; played gramophone for him.

On this day: Vera Brittain - writer, lecturer, active pacifist campaigner, mother of Shirley Williams, who at that time was evacuated as a child to the USA - also commented today in her Diary (ISBN 0 7089 8716 8) on the 'vivid sunset... reflected in blunt noses of barrage balloons, made their tips glow like fire opals all over the sky. They really did resemble jewels... or perhaps even silver fish floating in mid-air gradually shading into iridescent goldfish.'

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