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Thursday, 5 November 2015
Above; Cricket being played at my old school.
There are two irrefutable maxims that always accompany the game of Cricket; firstly 'It matters not to win or lose, but how one plays the game', and perhaps more importantly 'The umpire's decision is final'.
The game of Cricket teaches us various things; on various levels. Patience, courtesy, appreciation of others' skills, strategy, fair play, team spirit, and comradeship, amongst others.
Cricket is played in many countries; India possibly being the most fanatical. In international terms the most pointed rivalry is between England and Australia; the current state of affairs being 32 Test Match wins apiece (I think).
I would like to suggest that every school in every country in the world should teach its children to play Cricket. If Cricket had been played throughout Iraq and Syria, would we now be seeing the current barbarity?
The playing of Cricket could be the answer to many of the world's problems. I can even think of a few internet trolls who might have benefited.
STORIES NOW SILENCED ..........
*Little did I know that the GIF of a sparkler that I put in my last post
to wish everyone a Happy New Year would have caused so much pain and be so
1 week ago
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!