Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Gardens at Lavender Hill Farm

Isn't this pretty??? I had a lovely time there, at Lavender Hill Farm.
Tonight I just have time for another section of Roadside Dog, the wonderful book by Nobel Laureate Czeslaw Milosz, which I describe in this recent post.


"You have no idea what is going the heads of people who walk by you, Their ignorance is hard to imagine and it can be discovered only by accident. This does not mean you are wise and they are stupid; simply that everyone garners information up to a certain level only, and is unable to reach higher. Space is limited, and they may be unaware of what is happening in the next street. Also time is limited, and events, which for you happened yesterday, for them are sunken in the fog of an indefinite past. Thus TV, print can transform and alter as they please everything that is and has been. We should wonder not at the power of propaganda but at the modest amount of knowledge that somehow gets through."

Czeslaw Milosz, Road-side Dog, page 91.

This is a very interesting passage to think about. I am still thinking about it. Sleep well.
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