Shouldn’t you be doing this?


This is the perfect image for an English Bank Holiday,  they do look like an Englishman’s legs.  Henry Moore, one of the greatest sculptors, an eye for the everlasting.  Who couldn’t smile at this, and take a second or a minute, or longer , to contemplate the simple pleasures of life?  Forget the cruise, or the jet holiday across the globe, just lie in the sun, hanky on your head, beer in one hand, and an ocean in front, and it’s all good.  This is where I go all poetic on you, don’t tune out,  try it, it’s a simply gorgeous few lines from Wordworth’s  ‘Lines written a few miles above Tintern Abbey’. The language is not contemporary, of course, so you may need to linger over some of the lines, but that can only be a good thing.

For I have learned
To look on nature, not as in the hour
Of thoughtless youth; but hearing oftentimes
The still, sad music of humanity,
Nor harsh nor grating, though of ample power
To chasten and subdue. And I have felt
A presence that distrubs me with the joyOf elevated thoughts; a sense sublime
Of something for more deeply interfused,
Whose dwelling is the light of setting suns,
And the round ocean and the living air,
And the blue sky, and in the mind of a man:
A motion and a spirit, that impels
All thinking things, all objects of all thought:
And rolls through all things


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