Voiceless

Mouth moves aping sound

Single simple words suffice

Nothing more to say

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n.b. Selective mutism is an intriguing behaviour. Despite having the facility to speak there are some people who simply do not.

“Why not?” is a question that remains in the realm of speculation until the person is able to engage in conversation independently.

At the other end of the scale there are those who choose not to listen. This is a different problem; one that involves choices.

CLP 03/03/2020

The Englishman’s Castle

Concentrated pile

Fortified, gated, moated

Easily besieged

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n.b. Pull up the drawbridge and await fate. Castles became obsolete once knowledge of gunpowder, originating in China, spread worldwide.

With the power that came with this knowledge so widely distributed, new ways of living had to be found that were more cooperative, more inclusive and resulted in a more equitable distribution of wealth. This was not an easy path, nor a process willingly engaged in by aristocracies.

Today other forces are pulling on the walls of economic castles; climate disruption being the main one, but fear of viral illness another. New ways of living will need to be established.

n.n.b. I wrote and posted my blog post for today then found this article in today’s Guardian newspaper.

CLP 29/02/2020