A fascination with objects must start somewhere. Some people are fascinated by animals. Or nature. Both of these are socially acceptable. People become zoologists or botanists or environmentalists, or tv documentarians. People who are fascinated by objects can become museum curators or conservators. They become collectors if they focus on one type of object. ButContinue reading “Objectifying fascination”
I borrowed some questions from an interview and liked where they took me.
The first green of a germinating seed; an unseasonable volunteer tomato; the bright colours of a new lining stitched into an old purse. Each delight demanded to be shared, and a new photo project began. . For the last couple of years, I’ve been enjoying fun little photo projects each week. First, it was assemblingContinue reading “2020’s photo project”
There are a few more jigsaws on tables around the world than might normally be the case. Some people are rediscovering why they gave them up in the first place. Some people might be realising there’s more to this than meets the eye. Visual acuity is a term for clarity of vision. For clarity, weContinue reading “By way of efficiency comes decline”
Initially oblivious to the cold air sneaking in under the door, it was inescapable once the door was opened. Wind chill was dropping the temperature by as much as 5 or 6 degrees, give or take. So I stayed in doors and read a book called Grit, and relished the contradiction. Another book, or twoContinue reading “Grit”
There is a tension between the idea of reading for change and the action of reading to prepare oneself for sleep. They share the notion that sleep is itself a changed state, but the intention underpinning my attempts at Reading For Change is much grander, requiring long-term shifts in attitude and/or actions. I think I’mContinue reading “Yellowing sedatives”