1. I should have mentioned yesterday that First Aid Kit, being both Swedish and fond of close harmonies, has an ABBA cover of Chiquitita floating around the interents.

2. Here is something to ponder about the universe supporting one’s decisions:

Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, a chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation) there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would have come his way.

(From W.H. Murray’s The Scottish Himalayan Expedition, 1951)