Sunday, 11 January 2015

On Food Presentation

Having a simple meal served in a fancy/unusual way can more than double the price of said meal.

(Raw fish served in an creative icy wooden boat)

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

On Describing Setting

When attempting to describe a particular setting, adding sounds and smells paint a more vivid picture than simply telling the reader what to see.

(A misty afternoon around Blarney Castle, Ireland)

Sunday, 4 January 2015

On Dresden

Even the most tragically destroyed cities are capable of rebuilding thriving once again.

(Dresden in December, nearly 70 years after its destruction)

Thursday, 1 January 2015

On Change in the New Year

"There were people who went to sleep last night,
Poor and rich and white and black,
But they will never wake again.

And those dead folks would give anything at all
For just five minutes of this weather
Or ten minutes of plowing.

So you watch yourself about complaining.

What you're supposed to do
When you don't like a thing is change it.
If you can't change it,
Change the way you think about it."

-Maya Angelou

(John Lennon's eye made from stamps in Ripley Museum, London)