THE EUROPEAN FLAG
THE EUROPEAN UNION
Where is it ?
A reminder from John Ruskin, . . .
“There is no wealth but life. Life, including all its powers of love, of joy, and of admiration. That country is the richest which nourishes the greatest numbers of noble and happy human beings; that man is richest, who, having perfected the functions of his own life to the utmost, has also the widest helpful influence, both personal, and by means of his possessions, over the lives of others.”
From “Unto this Last”, 1860.
Monthly Archives: August 2021
We have just had Mrs. Sturgeon on the TV giving her 12.15 pm Covid briefing. She only does these now (I think) when there is some change in the situation. She is very good IMO – sometimes teeters on the … Continue reading
Dominic sat in the dock, an absolute picture of misery. Never inspiring to look at except in well posed and prepared portraits, he was now just a crumpled mass of misery, disappointment and baffled lack of comprehension. How had it … Continue reading
I wonder if this is right, or good advice. Since we know that it is inevitable, is it not better to prepare for it as best we can ? “Forasmuch as all mortal men be subject to many sudden perils, … Continue reading
This cheers me up. I hadn’t realised that I was simply letting go of the past. It is actually an achievement, not a failing.
This poem sounds a bit dated now, which is not surprising as it was written about the time of the First World War. But, nevertheless, if you translate it mentally forward in time to container ships crewed by seamen from … Continue reading
One of the problems brought on us by Covid has been the avoidance of contact with other people. So our cleaning lady departed and we have not seen her for 17 Months (in fact she may well have moved away … Continue reading