Thursday 28 February 2019

Look under your feet

"We know the force of gravity, but not its origins; and to explain why we become attached to our birthplaces we pretend that we are trees and speak of roots. Look under your feet. You will not find gnarled growths sprouting through the soles. Roots, I sometimes think, are a conservative myth, designed to keep us in our places."
Salman Rushdie

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    1. I haven't read much Rushdie but I do like this idea of making a difference between roots and feet.
      Many thanks for dropping by, Kenneth!