"Advocates of capitalism are very apt to appeal to the sacred principles of liberty, which are embodied in one maxim: The fortunate must not be restrained in the exercise of tyranny over the unfortunate." Bertrand Russell
Well here I've been arguing for the restoration of our Liberty and the extinction of Tyranny, but perhaps this Bertrand Russell quote really does ring the bell. It's hitting way too close to home now as the secret police are marching through the streets of Portland (my former home, and birthplace of my daughter) abducting people at random. Some are just advocating for the extinction of racism in our systems of criminal justice, some are no doubt trouble makers painting on concrete, and smashing glass. But I'll go to my grave saying human lives matter over property any day and the exercise of tyranny in the name of capitalist greed may have reached the boiling point and the melting pot was already full to the brim anyway. Seems to me someone is playing a dangerous game trying really hard to get the pot to spill over.
Bulbs, yes the bulbs. It is my fortune to have an escape, where one can turn off any electrical signal be it cellular, digital, wifi, broadband, or some other wavelength and walk into a yard full of flowers. I grew a few rows of cut flowers this year thinking I might sell some produce from the garden and offer cut flowers along the side of the road but lately i've been giving them away and it brings far more joy to let people walk through the u-cut and gather a little bit of my heaven and refuge to take with them to the apartment or house that's not as floristically rich.
|Playing around with various combination planters on the patio this year, I've been loving the Cypella herbertii with purple petunias but even better with a spray of Heliotrope 'Marine' flanking it as a foil.|