Tuesday, November 20, 2007

The New Morality

I grew up in a society that was obsessed.
Its rituals were medieval, its morality
linked to the Heavens.

The new morality is more down to Earth,
more Aristotelian, which suits pragamatists

What pleases, what gives offense has changed
beyond recognition. Carrying a plastic bag
while shopping can be a major political statement.

I find it all very interesting...

Sunday, November 18, 2007

What is Your Favourite Colour?

I was surprised when I turned on a gardening programme
on TV recently. The presenters were praising the flowers

The colours and plants of Autumn are worth looking at
more closely. Pigmentation that occurs as trees
reclaim the rich sugars from their leaves, to store for
overwintering, are some of the most exciting to
the human eye.