Books, gaia-love, travel

St Andrews

I spent last night visiting the Kingdom of Fife. St Andrews is a pretty little town and the weather has been glorious. This picture shows the ruined cathedral which, i have been informed, once rivaled Santiago de Compostela in size and holiness.
I had a lovely pre-breakfast walk down through the ‘old course’ and along the sand dunes. As i said, the weather was gorgeous.
Later, I found a copy of ‘Walden’ by Henry David Thoreau in a tiny old bookshop. I’ve just finished reading a library copy. What a book! I’ve been singing its praises to anyone who’ll listen. Thoreau was writing in about 1845 but his message is more pertainant than ever: greed and rampant consumerism are damaging and unsustainable. Home-grown, home-made and local is the way to go. Live simply and sustainably, buying no more than you need.
He must have been a great and inspirational man. I wish i could have met him.

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