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Thursday, 12 April 2012
Mathew Amroliwala (Zoroastrian).
Most people in the UK will recognise this face; he is the BBC's newsreader Matthew Amroliwala; and we just happen to have attended the same school. For an unrelated matter, I was looking him up on Wiki.
The first thing that grabbed my attention was that he is a ZOROASTRIAN.... A what?... Is that a fan of Zoro movies?... Never heard of it!
So, I looked it up (again on Wiki), and was surprised to read that it was once one of the world's largest religions; founded in the 6th Century BC in Greater Iran (although Zoroastria himself dates from aprox 1500-1200 BC).
I was also surprised to read that, rather like Judaism, all adherents must cover their heads at all times, which, I can assure you, Matthew doesn't... I wonder if they're also supposed to wear black capes?
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 46 years I've lived in S W France. I am a painter by profession, and writer by desire. Lady Magnon and I live in an ancient cottage, in a tiny village, in perfectly tranquil countryside. We have a vegetable garden called 'Haddock's' (this may crop up from time to time), plenty of fruit trees, and a view that takes the breath away; 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!