Cardoon unpacked

Jesus says” ” Blessed are they that do His commandments that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.”

Revelations 22: 14
” I guess the whole world is made up of things coming together and things falling apart.” Emily Wing
A natural Sepia of a full cardoon .
” Belief demands that you dispense with illusion, while contemporary common sense requires continually,
fluffy pretending
– pretending that might as well be systematic, its so thoroughly
incentivised by culture.”

The above quote is by Francis Spufford, an English author and teacher, who lives just outside Cambridge and is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. A recent book of his published in 2021 is Light Perpetual. It is a novel based on the death of 168 people including a large number of children when a bomb fell on a branch of Woolworths during World War II. His novel enables him to create lives for these children if they hadn’t tragically lost them. He deals with time related to eternity and time against death.

The inside of the fluffy top.
In the centre is that which held the fluff together and kept it attached to the stem.

Things that come apart could be put together again but never exactly the same.

Deb Caletti

This post is inspired by a grouping of cardoons that broke off during our hot summer due to their weight on the plant. There was also one cardoon from 2021 that had split and this is the one lying broken by the square, glass container.

Thank you for looking at this post.

Sandy 🙂

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