Music that takes the cares of the world away.
“The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.”
Meditations, Marcus Aurelius
Some of the books I am re-reading during this enforced period of isolation.
It’s an universal law – intolerance is the first sign of an inadequate education. An ill-educated person behaves with arrogant impatience, whereas truly profound education breeds humility.
The word ‘Lockdown’ reminds me of:-
The Principles of Newspeak, George Orwell explains that Newspeak follows most of the rules of English grammar, yet is a language characterised by a continually diminishing vocabulary; complete thoughts reduced to simple terms of simplistic meaning.
There was a church recorded on the site at the time of the Domesday survey in 1086, but was probably in a very neglected state.
This Norman church has almost certainly been here since the beginning of the 12th century: the church taking its present structural form around 1170-1200. Then between 1878 and 1880, extensive restoration was carried out.
The parish register includes baptism registers 1556-1980; marriage registers 1556-1993; burial registers 1556-1955.
It’s beginning to feel like 2020 is waking after a good party, only to find everyone has gone.