"If the past is replayed too fast, life seems futile, and humanity resembles water flowing from a tap, straight down the drain. A film of history for today needs to be in slow motion, showing every person who ever lived as a star, though dimly visible in a night sky, a history still unexplored" - Theodore Zeldin, An Intimate History of Humanity
A call to action. Time to explore these unexplored histories together.
My heart is like a singing bird, whose nest is in a watered shoot.
My heart is like an apple-tree, whose boughs are bent with thick-set fruit.
My heart is like a rainbow shell that paddles in a halcyon sea.
My heart is gladder than all these.
Because my love is come to me.
Raise me a dais of silk and down.
Hang it with vair and purple dyes.
Carve it in doves and pomegranates.
Our wedding, 25 years ago today, 22 July 1989. Thank you for the days...so far, and here's to many more.
Sharing time with people who happen to share our genes isn't the best way to spend your time - Ged Smith, therapist #Christmas #r4today 23/12/10
Far from being the basis of the good society, the family, with its narrow privacy and tawdry secrets, is the source of all our discontents - Edmund Leach.
The always eloquent Patrick Stewart excels himself in this passionate and moving response to a question about domestic abuse.
Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself - from The Prophet, by Kahlil Gibran
Sharing time with people who happen to share our genes isn?t the best way to spend your time ? Ged Smith, therapist #Christmas #r4today 23/12/10