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christopher columbus

christopher columbus

whilst the weather maybe a little rough in North Dublin today; trawling through a mountain of reference books seeking a solution to mindful serenity for a show garden design…. [ie. there is no problem just at the moment it doesn’t sit right, in my imagination] I stubled across this photograph of Christoper Columbus.

On the back I had written a quote by spanish philosopher Miguel de Unamuno; ‘Only he who attempts the absurd is capable of achieving the impossible.’

Sometimes attempting what can be only by some considered absurd in landscape design is frowned upon and laughed at…. when in fact it may also be considered genius. Will some laugh, nee be critical of my next design? or will it merit applause and acclaim…… ? Does it matter?

absurd adj obviously senseless or illogical; ridiculous [collins dictionary english]

7 replies
  1. Joy
    Joy says:

    ” to thy own self be true !” .. hum … maybe we should apply that more often in our own gardens .. and to “heck” ? with the rest of the crowd ! LOL
    Good points !

  2. peter donegan MI Hort
    peter donegan MI Hort says:

    A Chara Nancy and Joy,

    great to have you both visit and thanks so much for the fine words of wisdom. Guess I need to read my own post again!

    “to my own self be true” !

    thanks again so much, absolutely brilliant!!

    slán agus beannacht

  3. C
    C says:

    Can remember hearing a great one that went along the lines of:

    “An innovator is usually seen as nuts by others. However, no one ever asks the innovator how he sees them”.

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