Continue reading “Proust’s antidote to endless scrolling”
The fault I find in our journalism is it forces us to engage with some fresh triviality every day whereas only three or four books give us anything that is of any importance.Charles Swann, in Swann’s Way, In Search of Lost Time Vol.1
It feels right as I take on my new role at Hazel Hill Wood to read the Hidden Life of Trees. This is an evolving post based on notes I take as I read through the book.
From the foreward: ‘The author’s deep understanding of the lives of trees, reached through decasdes of careful observation and study, reveals a world so astonishing that if you read his book, I believe that forests will become magical places for you too.’
I just read this great paragraph on the debilitating impact of false modesty on judgement.Continue reading “The perils of false modesty”