“We are a developed nation, yet when we have snowfall, it all falls apart.” Someone quoted by the BBC in response to the roads being blocked by the snow and cold temperatures.
Why do some people appear so threatened by our civilised life being disprupted by the elements and yet for others it makes them feel alive?
Surely being defeated by the elements reminds us we are only human and not gods.
So why then do we often feel far more alive knowing our humanity and often so lifeless playing god?
After many months, maybe even years deliberating, whether to set up a website for Sennicotts and whether to keep a blog, this week I just did it. Without much thought, and when I should have been doing something else, I paid up for 2 years hosting and we were off.
If you are reading this then I ought to confess this is a steep and intentional learning curve. So what I post today is unlikely to be in the same form as content I post in the future. I expect the approach and purpose to evolve.
Five years ago I was mulling over how it is so fashionable/cool to not be seen trying. I sometimes wonder if this was the main thing I learnt at school. We had just had our first child and as I started to think about the values we as a family would try to nurture I couldn’t help but feel we could look back at the end of our days with a degree of satisfaction and even acclompishment if we had lived by the motto ‘Try Hard and Try Again’. I even asked a friend who was a Latin and classics teacher what this would be in Latin. The answer:
‘Multum temptate tum temptate rursum’
So this is what I will do here: try to make this content informative, interesting, entertaining if possible, and if I don’t succeed at first I will try again!