Two eggs.

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21 Responses to 4.12.38

  1. Zamboge says:

    Would it be wrong to suspect Eric had mild Asperger syndrome?

  2. Ali S. says:

    This is obviously a man on the edge. Pacing back and forth in his room looking at the chickens. Damn them! Why won’t they produce more than two eggs! *throws chair against wall*

  3. Anil says:

    .. And we’re back!

  4. David says:

    I think that sometimes he lies and put in more eggs then there actually were. Just to make himself feel good.

  5. I had no idea French Morocco was such an eggy place.

  6. Ed Webb says:

    Lure of the Atlas
    Has nothing on this egg game:
    Today again two

  7. Zamboge,
    Asperger syndrome???
    Our man has a 3-sided square named after him in the centre of Barcelona. He was involved in a town centre door-to-door skirmish where the bullets were zzinging through the coffee shop windows. Hardly the behaviour of an Asperger syndrome sufferer.
    Eggs or no eggs. This guy is a real life hero. Respect please!

  8. dave says:


    I can see how your feeling,including my comments on his psyche…

    @ the same time,millions of men,and women have fought bravely in wars.

    And some characters got places like Stalingrad named after them….

    I respect the man.

  9. Gilles Mioni says:

    @Zambode, Dave & Guilym

    A man without intellectual deficiency but victim of Asperger ‘syndrome live in the same world as others, but with his very strange way for neighborhood.

    But I am sure Eric Blair was not affected by Asperger illness. Never he could be married wit Eileen O’Shaughnessy until she died and after with Sonia Bownell.
    And he was a perfect and affective friend.
    For these reasons, he was involved into complex relationship out of capability of an Asperger victim.

    I believe the fact there are no Orwellian studies give us the effect of strangeness occurs with Eric Blair character.
    Only the more symbolic books that he wrote are known.
    Those realistic novels and chronicles reveal such a perceptiveness upon destiny of middle class and world knowledge

    Not only the man is honest but his thought is so alive that we can be use it to understand our own time.

  10. Two eggs, sure, George, as if we can trust *your* initial estimate anymore.

  11. ak says:

    There is nothing novel about writing diary entries like these. I have a friend whose father kept a weather diary for decades, with 5-6 word entries in pencil about the temperature, whether it rained, and so on.. It’s not meant to be exciting reading, merely a constructive habit.

  12. dave says:

    Gilles; Nicely written,succinct even…your a man of mystery yourself, I think…

  13. Steve says:

    Chickens lay eggs when they feel like it, roughly every 24 hours but the time of day varies with the chicken, and can change for a particular chicken. One of our chickens, Maggie Blackbeard, lays her egg in a laundry basket in the house. Now that she’s started laying again after molting, she lays in the morning, but she was laying in the afternoon before she molted.

    One charming thing about chickens is that they put themselves to bed in their coop at night. So the chicken-keeper generally checks for eggs when they open the coop in the morning, and again in the evening when they close it. George’s chickens are likely in a coop, because they haven’t been carried off by varmints yet. What IS going on with that jackal skull?

  14. Gilles,
    Orwell’s ‘Keep the Aspidistra Flying’ is a wonderful book about human relationships. He knew them inside-out.

  15. Zamboge says:

    The diary is revealing a man who obsessively measures and counts objects. I am certainly getting a different impression of him from the one his books might reveal.

  16. CAL says:

    Gwilym and Gilles,
    Thanks for your comments. And I’m enjoying the others, too. I wish I knew more about you people.

  17. AlexS says:

    Isn’t he eating too many eggs? Even considering E., I have the impression he’s getting more than he should eat…

  18. Natalie says:

    I kind of wonder why he isn’t recording anything else. Like… number of cloudy days, or appearance of other animals.

  19. Steve says:

    Doesn’t anyone else here have chickens? When one has chickens, one notices how many eggs they lay, even if nothing else of note happens all day. Even if things of note do happen, come to think of it. And noticing is natural, not obsessive.

  20. Dominic says:

    An egg recipe or two would be nice, George.

  21. Paulo says:

    If a friend of mine came back from a break and showed me their diary and all it included was the number of ice-creams they ate each day – I would think – odd. Eric is in exotic morocco – he is a lauded writer – this is his personal diary – I think we are allowed to at least speculate that these entries are a little out there.

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