Thursday 8 December 2011

Reverting to Nature

I walked to the town along the seafront two days ago to retrieve the computer. I wore shoes for the first time in several months: sound London shoes that fit. Normally, I have been wearing 'Jesus sandals', in varying degrees of disintegration and, even though I am English (well seven eighths Cornish, with some smattering of Anglo-Irish and English blood), no socks. I have to say that, after a round trip of four miles, I felt crippled and, more specifically, my poor feet told me, in no uncertain terms, that they felt as though they had been smothered and then given a hammering with a sculptor's mallet. Accordingly, it appears that, all joking aside, we really are returning to a State of Nature and, after discarding our clothes, we will be giving up the house and looking for a des res in the Mata Atlantica any day now.


  1. The funny thing is that today one can get back to nature-fashion either by 'returning to nature' like you did or by returning to present society since the fashion tends to become more and more leisurely and child-like by the year...

  2. I laughed out loud when reading this, great!

  3. v Braun - I think that this trend can be traced to the nineteenth century; possibly starting with the abandonment of breeches in favour of trousers.

    LSS - I am glad that you liked it. The thing is that no one really believes me but it is true!