The fairer sex has always been very interested in decorating themselves. Photographs of shoes taken by me in the Shoe Department of Nordstrom in the Westfield Topanga Shopping Mall yesterday (May 5, 2018).
ASIDE: Among medieval thinkers, Abelard’s life is one of the most colorful. Abelard thrived on #book-learning and chose the pursuit of logic and philosophy over the promised glories of a military career.
Abelard was the foremost logician of his day. The medieval university of Paris – known as the Sorbonne today – arose out of his fame as a teacher. His brilliance combined with personal arrogance combined to win him both throngs of students and life-long enemies.
Abelard was castrated for having an affair with one of his students (Heloise) and getting her #pregnant, by men hired by her uncle . Abelard considered this humiliation God’s just judgment on his lust, and both partners entered #religious orders. Abelard did not live a boring existence. Abelard defined SIN: SIN IS CONSENT TO WHAT IS UNFITTING, OR NOT DOING WHAT WE BELIEVE OUGHT TO BE DONE. The story of Heloise and Abelard is one of the world’s most celebrated and tragic love affairs.