Saturday, October 27, 2018

Saturday 27th oct

Trying to fill a space, when nothing exciting has happened ;) Well plenty of reading matter, papers have just bumped through the letterbox, Newsstatemen arrived yesterday (giving it up when subscription expires) and then Resurgence the day before.  It had rather a good front picture on it painted by Annie Soudain, a reminder that winter and Samhain will be here next Wednesday.


I always think of this magazine as slightly out of focus with what is happening in the world but at least optimistic.  There is a good article on why we should find a new mythology to tell the story of the world.  The bible's insistence that humans have dominance over the animals, plants and the natural world has to be overcome.  Pope Francis has even joined the chorus, though of course he has the right name.  It reminds me of yesterday news of an American reporter triumphant after killing a wild goat in Scotland. Silly moo doesn't she know we never talk of hunting and killing in this country!  It brings to mind the 'trophy hunters' on F/B  condemned with such rage, (rightly so) as they hug a dead giraffe, lion, tiger or elephant to their bosoms.  The religious article is illustrated with another artist, this time,  Joe Fan (not too keen).
Outside it sleets, so there will be snow up on the moors, I see there is an accident just outside Whitby, probably due to ice on the road. 

brief sunsets full of colour



10 comments:

  1. Vaguely heard of this mag from a long time ago - not a single stockist in Suffolk. I'm tempted just for that cover!

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  2. I have had it for years through subscription Sue, sometimes it is far too eradite for me, but the overall layout is good!

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  3. I looked at the artists website too - what gorgeous prints and cards she has on there - tempted again!

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    1. Think she belongs to the Society of Botanical Artists, her cards are beautiful but expensive.

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  4. I have never heard of that magazine over here, and we might be missing something. It is good to read about the positive side of life even though it might be slightly out of focus with what is going on in the world.

    Thelma, did you take that marvelous sunset picture? It is stunning!

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    1. It is a very green philosophical magazine which sprang to life somewhere in the sixties. And yes I did take the photo, we have had lovely sunrises and sunsets, not tonight though, there is snow up on the moors and on the high roads near Helmsley.

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  5. Joe Fan's work not for me either. I like representational art mostly, but that said, certain styles really appeal to me - like Annie Soudain's work, very 30ish.

    I have two mag subscriptions, but need to make sure I stop the standing orders before they are due to renew. (Only bought for good introductory offer).

    Hope the snow doesn't settle and that it's soon warmer again.

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  6. Sleeting, Jenny, with a cold north wind to go with it. Lucy's curled up on the sofa, fast asleep. Most of the clocks in the house have been put back an hour to GMT, so that means darker evenings (dark as early as 4pm here come mid-winter). Not my favorite time of year, but it's been a beautiful summer so that should help get us through the winter. Must stock up on logs and coal soon - just in case it gets as bad as it did last year.

    Hope you and Keith are well. Best to you both.

    Paul

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    شركة تنظيف مسابح بالدمام

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  8. افضل خدمات التنظيف بالدمام تجدونها مع شركة تنظيف مسابح بالاحساء شركة المثالية للتنظيف المتفوقة والمتقدمة دائما لانجتزتها وخبرتها الكبيرة التي قدمتها لعملائها بالجودة والمواصفات القياسية بالاسعار المناسبة والجودة العالية بخصومات تصل الي 50% مع الضمان للجودة

    شركة تنظيف مسابح بالدمام

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