June 29th, 2011

Job's A Good'un

The first time I painted the kitchen I painted it Oxford blue- a lovely colour, but sombre. I had a thing about dark colours back then. The second time I painted it yellow and orange- which was cheerful and jazzy. This third time I've painted it magnolia- which is the dullest colour on the chart- but I needed a neutral background for the black and red units. 

I applied the final coat last night. 

Dash Down Yon Cup Of Samian Wine

The Greeks have never been in thrall to the protestant work ethic (they're not protestants for a start) and the bankers who threw money at them should have known better.  We have allowed bankers to take over the world and run it by their rules. Greece is where the fight-back begins. 

Usura

Thinking about the situation in Greece has sent me to Ezra Pound's poem against usury- Canto XLV

With usura hath no man a house of good stone
each block cut smooth and well fitting
that design might cover their face,
with usura
hath no man a painted paradise on his church wall....

And so on. 

In old age- very old age- he said he believed he had mistaken symptom for cause and that the true name of the enemy was not usury but avarice.