Wednesday, August 10, 2011


My silver sea this morning


This predcious stone set in the silver sea - William Shakespeare

The silver sea is there but this precious stone is looking tarnished in our major cities today.
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16 comments:

The Unbearable Banishment said...

I am following this story closely. I don't pretend to know the sources of their anger but the destruction is inexcusable, whatever societies ills. Looting irks me.

Pearl said...

:-( Sorry to hear of the problems in the UK. Have been thinking of you...

Pearl

Granny Annie said...

Love that beautiful sky. Think of it as a sign of hope. We all have to stop and wonder sometimes what is wrong with this world.

Kim Ayres said...

I've always felt happier living in small towns

Scarlet Blue said...

in rage, deaf as the sea, hasty as fire.
Sx

john.g. said...

Where are the water cannons?

Jimmy said...

The bright side of it all for me is that the refurbishment will bring in seven figure sums after the wee boys have put away their matches. More work for travelling Scots, more jobs, more money.

I'm looking at having at least a month in the Bahamas on the profits if the rioting carries on for just one more week.

Rog said...

Something else is floating in the silver sea. Shames us all.

Pat said...

UB:in the main they are thugs and chancers and frighteningly young which brings the whole question of parenting into the equation. Heartbreaking to see hard won businesses and people's livelihood destroyed.

Pearl: It's the cities that are suffering. I agree with a Manchester young woman who said 'No-one is going to stop me walking in my streets.'

Granny Annie: heartening yesterday to see hundreds of people armed with brooms helping to clear up. The Blitz spirit once more.

Kim: me too and I feel protective of it.

Scarlet: but I believe it was more greed than rage that was the dominant trigger.

Jimmy : but think of the price you have to pay: weeks - nay months in your beloved England:)

Rog:what makes it worse IMO is all the palaver we have had with the police and previously the expenses scandal. As you say - something rotten in the state... And do we really have a firm hand on the tiller?

Nea said...

Dark days, but the silver lining was indeed the sea of brooms.

If they keep it up I'm coming back with my broomstick, and sorry, but, I'm going to hope for some heavy rain over England during the next few nights.

Guyana-Gyal said...

We've been following the news closely. I have relatives who are there and scared! I hope the young ones with their brooms wash the bad stuff away.

angryparsnip said...

I am so in agreement with all you have said... I could say more and maybe will on my blog later but for now I hope all safe and out of harms way.
Most of all I hope they catch as many of the delinquents and make them clean up the mess as restitution and work at rebuilding. Under armed guards if necessary.

Your photo today is beautiful.

cheers, parsnip

Jimmy said...

Aye Pat, but bringing English money back to Scotland after so many centuries of it going the other way makes it so much easier hen. Besides, the best thing in England... is me. ;)

Pat said...

Nea: things seem to be quietening down thank goodness.

GG: I hope your relatives stay safe and that order is restored.

Parsnip: they seem to be dealing with the problem speedily and people are already being sentenced or referred to a higher court. The general concensus is that this is criminality - if they are old enough to do the crime they are old enough to pay the price.
Glad you like the photo.

Jimmy: OK I'll let you have the last word this once.

GYPSYWOMAN said...

thinking of you and yours, pat -

Pat said...

Gypsywoman: xoxox