Saturday, 8 August 2009

There is a rule.........

I was taught this little verse by an English anarchist about 18 years ago, standing side-by-side at a tulip bulb factory conveyor belt in Holland as thousands of bulbs shimmied past us while we selected the rotten ones for the trash. It always pops into my head now and again, but now I've come to see its deep truth shining through the lilting lyric.

There is a rule that man's a fool,
He wants it hot when it's cool.
He wants it cool when it's hot.
Always wanting what it's not.

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