Imagining breaking the ice between strangers....even, during everyday situations like sitting on a bus. Theodore Zeldin shows us how.
If you've ever wondered why bird species sing in a particular order as the sun rises, rhe UK Wildlife Trusts and the Royal Horticultural Society, which run the Big Wildlife Garden competition, explain what you might hear and when.
Up at 5am on 17th May 2012; the Belgian dawn not only full of unseasonal frost, but also alive with an almost deafening inter-bird competition to see how could rule the airwaves. Need to do that again as the longer days have arrived in Spring 2016.
Listen a hundred times- ponder a thousand times- speak once - Turkish Proverb
No one really listens to anyone else, and if you try it for a while you'll see why - Mignon McLaughlin
Lots of people talk to animals, said Pooh. Not that many listen though. That's the problem - Benjamin Hoff - The Tao of Pooh
Listening to the stories of others ... is a kind of water that breaks the fever of our isolation - Mark Nepo
Give every man thy ear, but few thy voice - William Shakespeare
Everybody's on a secret misson / Everybody's got their own ambitions / They would tell you if they thought you'd listen - Neil Hannon
Everybody lies, but it doesn't matter because nobody listens - Nick Diamos