One of the oddest series of love letters ever written

Odd … indeed

Elephant Zen

“We cannot tell the precise moment when friendship is formed. As in filling a vessel drop by drop, there is at last a drop which makes it run over. So in a series of acts of kindness there is, at last, one which makes the heart run over.”  ― James Boswell

“We agree, because I have no talent for subordination”. – Isabelle de Charrière/Belle van Zuylen (in respons to Boswell’s letter in which he writes that he is not in love with her)

Boswell in Holland Boswell in Holland

Read: ‘Boswell in Holland (1763-1764)’. Edited by Frederick A. Pottle (Yale University). First published in 1952 by William Heinemann.

Introducing the principal characters (excerpts from Wikipedia)

James Boswell (1740-1795); a Scottish lawyer, diarist, and author born in Edinburgh. He is best known for the biography he wrote of one of his contemporaries, the English literary figure Samuel Johnson, which the modern Johnsonian critic…

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Forgotten discoveries, part II.

Dharma Anchor


Another late night. Another day’s to do list nearly completed. While I keep on keeping on, juggling work and a light remodel, my everyday tasks with a smattering of extras for a few upcoming events, prepping the new garden and trying to stay caught up with the old dailies, staying up way too late and drinking way too much coffee upon waking, pulling twelve and thirteen hour days because it is every bit worth it, enjoy another handful of last year’s forgotten photographs.




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Drinking as the Gods

Herman van Bon Photography

Mead, meadery Bees are the ‘processors of the main ingredient of mead

Within some months a Meadery will open its doors in our village Stanford, South Africa. That’s where one can drink the Drink of the Gods. Mead is known from ancient mythology but also authors as J.R.R. Tolkien describe the use of this millenniums old ‘beverage’. Nigel Borrington is an Irish photographer who like to add Irish poems to his blog postings. Scottish people are not always happy with that, so it seems, although they have to admit that the Irish can write poems. However the Irish spelling of the word ‘Whisky’ is subject to heated discussions as the quality of the drink the Irish call ‘Whiskey’ is also a hot item between the Scotch and the Irish. But maybe they can make it up with Mead. Since the owner of the new Meadery is of Scottish descent herewith a poem from the Scott Robert…

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