Thursday, January 26, 2017

Macadamias, history and Australia Day

"The very concept of objective truth 
is fading out of the world. 
Lies will pass into history. "
George Orwell

"Until lions have their historians, 
tales of the hunt 
shall always glorify the hunters. "
African Proverb

"The past is malleable and flexible, 
changing as our recollection interprets 
and re-explains what has happened. "
Peter Berger

Even a good black and white photograph is not black and white. There are hundreds of subtle gradations of grey. And so with Life and History. It's complicated; not clear cut. Memories fade like rhyming echoes. Recollections become tactical, considered, limited, controlled and edited for consumption by an unsuspecting public.

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