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Friday, 5 February 2010
The other Cro
It is often said that the time to go looking for stone-age implements is just after a good downpour. This one, above, I found after heavy rain, and it glistened in the sunlight. The first Cro Magnon lived just to the north of here, and it's a sobering thought to know that the last person to have held this tool was amongst his extended entourage.
Stone implements such as these are not uncommon, but to find one and hold it in your hand, just as someone did about 6,000 years ago, is a magical and rare privilege.
The difference between an optimist and a pessimist, is that the optimist enjoys himself whilst waiting for the inevitable! I AM that optimist!
This is a daily, optimistic, 'photos and comments' blog. I make no judgements (only occasionally), just notes. If you wish to comment in any way at all, please feel free. Everything and everyone (except the obdurate and dictatorial) is very welcome.
I was born just south of London, but for the past 50 years I've lived in S W France. I am a painter by profession, and writer by desire. Lady Magnon and I live between an ancient cottage in a tiny village in perfectly tranquil French countryside, and a bijou townhouse in Brighton UK. In France we have plenty of fruit trees, all situated amongst a view that takes the breath away, in the UK we have a handkerchief sized patio. We also have a Border Collie called Billy. I try to treat our planet with respect, and encourage others to do likewise (without preaching).
Contentment is a glass of red, a plate of charcuterie, and a slice of good country bread. Perfect!