The weather has been unusually warm for early December in Chicago. That is predicted to continue, with highs this week between 55 and 58°F (13-14°C), albeit with some rain. On this day in 1917, the Finns declared independence from Russia, and, in 1953, Vladamir Nabokov finished his novel Lolita (which I haven’t yet read!). In 1955, baseball great Honus Wagner died, who, my father told me, used to throw baseballs against my grandmother’s outhouse in Pennsylvania. Meanwhile in Dobrzyn, Hili is pretending that she’s not a hedonist, but isn’t convincing:
Hili: Hedonism is not a good philosophy.A: Why?Hili: This pursuit of happiness is very exhausting.
Hili: Hedonizm to nie jest dobra filozofia.
Hili: Ta pogoń za szczęściem jest wyczerpująca.