Author of books on Calcutta, Delhi and Dar es Salaam, I am now blogging as a lay person about the Church of England and the Anglican Communion. I am also blogging about the effects of World War One on the village of St Mary Bourne, Hampshire.
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Tag Archives: perception
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
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
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
The Wild Flesh. via The Wild Flesh.
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
To learn something new, take the path that you took yesterday. John Burroughs 1837-1921 The illustration is copyright: Anneka via Shutterstock
The camel driver has his thoughts; The camel, he has his. Arabian proverb Dhoxax / Shutterstock.com
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
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