Monday, October 22, 2012

fan mist certainty

If you look up from where you are sitting there are wonderful sights to  be seen like this fan palm on the sea front at Sitges. Another picture from the holiday album

This afternoon the morning's mist has survived. Trees like the cedars of Lebanon in Calverley Park have an added magnificence as they emerge  solitary and monster-like from softness.  So too Decimus Burton's houses which seem taller, their proportions at their elegant best. Even late blooming flowers have a painterly gentleness sharpened at the edges.

In my notes book are the words "Abandon certainty". I'm not sure if I am quoting someone, perhaps a scientist on television. But it seems a good enough slogan in these days when "the best lack all conviction and the worst are full of a passionate intensity".

1 comment:

tristan said...

bertrand russell advised: "be certain of nothing, for nothing is certain"