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BleckCra
2013-09-13 21:39:28
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ASPHALT TO ASPHALT, RUST TO RUST
I don't know if it is a characteristic of all generations but it is certainly one of this one - that we believe no one discovered anything until we arrived on the scene.
Bit like that thing about Ireland - where we think that we are the only place history ever happened to.
We think we invented popular music - so what about him with the didgeridoo? Public Relations - punted by history ever since Cain slew Abel. Pornography - from the very long ago ancient Greek.
One of my faves is "global warming" - now coyly entitled "climate change" - because we don't actually know if it is going to be hot or cold - a conundrum engaging the baffled brain of Mr Neanderthal who, if he hadn't walked bang into a blizzard, might also have become Uncle Neanderthal
.... and so to mountain erosion - yadayada .....
If you took a thousand men a thousand years dragnetting the hills of Ireland, you would barely put a mark on them. That is because Mother Nature is bigger than we are - although I expect we probably think we invented her singlehandedly too.
The tedium of the subject is only upstaged by the tedium of listening to zealots blither on about it.
So ...... stampeding off a Mourne the other day, in the bosom of a challenge group and upending as much mountain as we could manage, one of our company made an observation ....... an endearing and civil bloke, which is good; educationally challenged, which more times than not is also good.
"The problem with this path" he bemoaned "is it is very badly corroded" and I thought to myself ...... "well if this is very bad corrosion, I suppose I can live with it."
I expect we all can.
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