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The Countryside: Mark Rutherford

The way to look at the country is to look at the same bit over and over again. There is a field above me which I am just beginning to understand after having paced it a hundred times. Not by … Continue reading

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Blossom: Schopenhauer

I found a flower, admired its beauty and exclaimed: ‘All this, as in so many others, blossoms and dies unappreciated, indeed unseen by any eye.’ But the flower answered: ‘You fool! Do you think I bloom in order to be … Continue reading

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Familiarity: James Mahoney

Familiarity causes us to see things according to our prejudices, and the result is that we do not see things as they are. James Mahoney The Music of Life The illustration is copyright: Cartoonresource via Shutterstock Note on attribution: I … Continue reading

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The Wild Flesh

The Wild Flesh. via The Wild Flesh.

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Frogs And Perception

The frog, who has never seen the sea, thinks the well a fine stretch of water. Japanese proverb quoted in ‘The Perfect Holiday‘ by Rose Henniker Heaton The illustration is copyright: Matej Ziak via Shutterstock

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The Old Path: Burroughs

To learn something new, take the path that you took yesterday. John Burroughs 1837-1921 The illustration is copyright: Anneka via Shutterstock

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Camels And Camel Drivers

The camel driver has his thoughts; The camel, he has his. Arabian proverb Dhoxax / Shutterstock.com

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Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds

Picture yourself in a boat on a river, With tangerine trees and marmalade skies. Somebody calls you, you answer quite slowly, A girl with kaleidoscope eyes. Cellophane flowers of yellow and green, Towering over your head. Look for the girl … Continue reading

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The Doors of Perception

If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is, infinite. For man has closed himself up, till he sees all things thru’ chinks of his cavern. William Blake Blake is probably consciously alluding to … Continue reading

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Here Be Dragons

When we were children, my father used to tell my sister and me the adventures of a boy called Roderick. We thought he made them up, but I later discovered they were mostly Greek and Roman myths retold. They usually … Continue reading

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