Food for Thought

Boethius is known principally for The Consolation of Philosophy which is full of quotable quotes and philosophical ideas that make a lot of sense today – centuries after he wrote them in the early sixth century.

We can find consolation in philosophical writings that’s for sure and what never fails to amaze me is how relevant writings of medieval times are to the present day. Not only that, it also makes me realise how, despite the centuries having rolled by, we humans haven’t changed much. There are still wars being fought, we still have corruption in governments and the planet is suffering because of our misuse and neglect.

Some places remind us of the past and those who lived here centuries ago. DSC00545.JPG

Pushing up Daisies

Here above the sea,

ruins stand part cloaked in ivy

exposed stones warmed by evening sun.

Here we wander, see

no neatly mown paths, nor sterile

gravelled graves, no vases with flowers.

Here in summer, swallows

scythe blue skies above

carpets of unruly, scattered daisies.

Here blackbird scolds us

for invading his territory of

stones clothed with moss and lichen.

Here at Kirkmaiden,

there is peace for those who lie there,

pushing up centuries of daisies.

 

Author: annedunford

Now fulfilling my ten year old self's ambition to become a writer - it's taken many years and a long,long winding road to get here! After a lifetime spent teaching, making miniature ceramics, returning to teaching and training, I am now indulging in a lifelong ambition to write!

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