Siegal, Love, Medicine and Miracles
-- not exactly woo-woo, so am hoping visualisation actually helps arthritis because for sure nothing else does
Everything I was reading before: The Burning Page, Oku no Hosomichi, Jaoanese textbook. Also Gewn Raverat's Period Piece, available on gutenberg, not the best interface but better than nothing. These Edwardian ladies, as described by Raverat, are so much like their Heian counterparts. Raverat's aunt never made a cup of tea in her life, or mailed a letter, or went anywhere without at least her maid in tow. Actually, the court ladies did at least do things for the empress, putting them one up on the Edwardians. But no wonder Waley's Genji reads so stuffed parlour/ ring for the maid/ sit around all day and die of boredom.
Dunno. I think I might be in the mood for some Oliver Sacks.