'You must be the change you wish to see in the world'
I had another bath this morning…I felt the need for more lavender and tea tree oils to start the day and as I soaked I listened to Radio 4 (I cannot live without Radio 4).
I have been listening to Book of the Week all this week which is:
And Did Those Feet: Walking Through 2000 Years of British and Irish History
By Charlie Connelly.
By Charlie Connelly.
It has been a very interesting ’listen’ and his original style of writing really brings history, a subject that can be portrayed in a rather dull fashion, to life and no more so than this morning which was the Irish part of his journey where he writes about the Doolough famine walk in County Mayo. He retold the horrific truth of what happened to these starving folk in the west of Ireland. If you can possibly spare the time do Listen Again online. It's only just under 15 minutes long.
After a late breakfast I had a nice chat on the phone with my daughter and then spent a pleasant morning in the sunshine (!) and even managed to do a few jobs in the garden. Later the dogs had a good long run in the field while I took a few snaps.
The caravan that lives by the river; somewhere to escape to and good for sleepovers.
A couple of views from the field (spot the magic crab apple tree).
Tonight, coincidentally, I watched the final part of the story of the Diary of Anne Frank which has been serialised on BBC1. And following on, straight afterwards, I watched an excellent two hour documentary on BBC4, narrated by Kenneth Branagh, about Anne’s (short) life. I could not stop watching this even though it could not have been more horrific. While watching both these programmes I was reminded of the words that Charlie Connolly had quoted in relation to the treatment of the Irish and which I heard as my day begun, while relaxing in my bath.
It has always been a mystery to me how men can feel themselves honoured by the humiliation of their fellow beings.
It surely is a time for a change, why doesn't Man ever learn from history?
Bye for now,
Peace be with you,