Objectifying fascination

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”

2020’s photo project

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”

By way of efficiency comes decline

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”

Yellowing sedatives

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”