Updated: Nov 4, 2022
Everything about Joyce's Ulysses was controversial so I can't help but imagine that he would expect me to take a photograph next to a sign that warned, "Strictly No Photos."
I had to take a picture but I didn't want to annoy anyone getting their second jab so I took this sneaky pic of a woman's foot turned up as she waited patiently in line.
We were all very patient during the pandemic and if we weren't, there might have been a lot more patients filling hospital beds as doctors and nurses battled an awful pandemic that should have been brought under control quicker.
At It Again were kind enough to send me a copy of Romping Through Ulysses and I romped through the booklet while waiting in line for my Moderna vaccine.
I love how my naughty little picture of a woman standing on a pale blue "Keep your distance" sign resembles the light blue inside cover of Romping Through Ulysses.
The first paragraph of the book makes the unusual distinction of pointing out that Joyce was born on Groundhog Day and armed with that titbit of information, the Groundhog Day challenge was born with the aim of finishing Ulysses by the centenary on Groundhog Day.
YES, I finished Ulysses on Groundhog Day but it was ironically because I was in confinement from work and had time to finish that last chapter or two but it meant missing out on two centenary celebrations in my street where I had been invited to read.
Oh well, I guess there is always Bloomsday in two weeks time but maybe it is time I checked about a booster since it has already been over three months since catching the "Common cold" Covid 19.
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