The last post is but a short intro into a large article which I shall type out each day. I know that one of my grandchildren with his partner will be going to Japan next year, so perhaps I should introduce this article as a history of what Paul achieved in his lifetime.
I answer Lillie's need to know in which societal bracket we live, or at least how our 'non' wealth is arrived at. Basically wealth is a fool's paradise in which you just can't own everything and can only drive one car at a time. Aspiration either to do good or follow a career was the pattern of the time I lived in.
Paul's background was fairly poor when he got to Japan, for one year he became a monk not mentioned in the article. Here he starved, mostly living on peanut butter and apples. The hut in the temple gardens was cold and he had large insects to contend with. But he persevered, something that you can hardly say of myself.
I suppose my blog is jottings from what I think about. During the last few weeks, thoughts have been somewhat distracted from the terrible things which goes on in the world. I have a view but shall refrain from saying it. And like the magpie I have often referred to will still record things that catch the day. Sadly my sense of the absurd will always be on show, take it that I see the world with a pinch of salt.
As in..... the government choice of new Secretary of State, how does the EDL (English Defence League) far right view a string of government ministers who come from other countries. This to me, enrolling different ethnicities is perfect justice towards a better world, when we can understand each other there maybe peace.