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Chilling thoughts #ramble

Welcome to another Sunday ramble when I allow you into the inner sanctum of my mind to see what’s down those dusty pathways lurking but not doing very much. This week, I’m thinking about photography.  There will be Christmas events to photograph, but I want something for this afternoon.

There are a few photographic opportunities in autumn. It is still autumn, even though it feels like winter.  The winter solstice, when winter really begins is on the 22nd of December. Then the days will get longer and slowly the nights will get lighter. This is the time when the foods stored from summer in medieval times would start to run short. There wouldn’t be enough feed for the animals through the 3 months of winter and so they would have a feast before winter began.  By a remarkable chance or divine providence, believe what you will, Christmas was only days away and a good excuse for a feast. Christmas dinner was born…

I bought thermal clothing for the winter photo-shoots. I think today might be a good day to test them. It is tempting to stay in  and keep warm, but I tend to think that’s wasting my life so I’ll be out this afternoon photographing something. I have no idea what yet.

I am an admin of a Facebook history page devoted to looking back at the past and becoming aware of our roots. This week I’ve been looking at my family tree and adding names. I prefer to look to the future, the past is over. We can learn from the past and so have a better future. Not only individually, but collectively. We can have better communities and a better country to live in if we can all pull together. I have to admit to rebelling against authority in the past. I still criticise the government and I do so publically. We must be critical of people with the power, to make them stop and think before doing something else we don’t like. The big issue this week after the Parisian terror attack is whether to use military force against Islamic State in Syria. How do you bomb terrorists who hide behind innocent people? I would be more in favour of cutting off their money and supplies. Innocent people always suffer because of the fanatics on both sides.

Fan is an abbreviation of fanatics.

1. A person with an extreme and uncritical enthusiasm or zeal, as in religion or politics.
2. Someone who is marked or motivated by an extreme, unreasoning enthusiasm, as for a cause.
3. A fanatic, a zealot, a militant, a devotee; all refer to people who show more than ordinary support for, adherence to, or interest in a cause, a point of view, or an activity.
4. Marked by excessive enthusiasm for and intense devotion to a cause or idea.
5. Etymology: From about 1525, “insane person”, from Latin fanaticus, “mad, enthusiastic, inspired by a god,” originally, “pertaining to a temple,” from fanum “temple,” related to festus “festive”. The current sense of “extremely zealous”, especially in religion, is first attested in 1647. The noun is from 1650, originally in a religious sense, of nonconformists.

I’m anti-fanatic. I think there are too many fanatics in the world. Festivals seem to bring them out in force too, even Christmas has them queuing at the supermarket tills to spend their money. Festivals seem like festering hoards of people trying to enjoy themselves and failing miserably. I don’t like crowds, people tend to panic and other people get killed in the crush.

I think I’ll finish today with some pictures. If you would like to follow this blog, just enter your email address in the space at the top of the sidebar or you can follow me on Twitter.  My thoughts seem quite chilling today…

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