Archive for: June, 2012

Uncategorized June 18, 2012

THE WEIGHT AND LIGHTNESS OF HISTORY

The past is the beginning of the beginning and all that is and has been is but the twilight of the dawn.  H. G. Wells The charm of history and its enigmatic lesson consist in the fact that, from age to age, nothing changes and yet everything is completely different. Aldous Huxley I have been

Uncategorized June 2, 2012

JUBILATIONS AND DRESSING UP

Photo by EP ‘Up to a thousand boats will muster on the River Thames in preparation for the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant.’ So says The Times today in its Jubilee Weekend Guide. In 1956, three years after Elizabeth’s coronation, Kenneth Tynan wrote marvellously about a rendition of ‘God Save the Queen’. The occasion was the