A Weekend Diary

…words and images from England's green and pleasant land…

The uncluttering…

‘The Way is gained by daily loss…’

Ch. 48, ‘Tao Te Ching’, as translated by R.B. Blakney (1955)

The Book Maze, Royal Festival Hall, London, 29th July, 2012

The Book Maze, Royal Festival Hall, London, 29th July, 2012

I stumbled upon the above art installation one summer’s afternoon last year, and it brought with it a wry smile, given the gentle (but persistent) chiding of my partner, who’s forever telling me I buy too many books ;). However, I think too, it serves as a useful metaphor for the extract from the ‘tao te ching’ quoted above; there’s probably far too much clutter, both material and otherwise, in all of our lives…

Anyway, changing seasons from summer to winter, yesterday saw heavy snowfall in much of the UK, so here are a few photos of some Hampshire snow, taken in Fareham, Hilsea and Fratton…

Looking eastwards along Fareham West Street, about nine a.m...

Looking eastwards along Fareham West Street, about nine a.m…

Looking westwards along Fareham West Street...

Looking westwards along Fareham West Street…

Awaiting a westbound train, Platform 1, Fareham Station...

Awaiting a westbound train, Platform 1, Fareham Station…

Taken through the window of a Portsmouth Harbour-bound train, at Hilsea Station...

Taken through the window of a Portsmouth Harbour-bound train, at Hilsea Station…

The Portsmouth Harbour-bound train heading towards Portsmouth & Southsea Station, from Fratton...

The Portsmouth Harbour-bound train heading towards Portsmouth & Southsea Station, from Fratton…

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