Friday, April 4, 2008

Pearls from Eden

During our visit to the Eden Project last week, I enjoyed reading various pearls of wisdom inscribed on the tables outside the restaurant. Here are a few for you to ponder:

'Life is like an onion. You peel it off, one layer at a time, and sometimes you weep.'
[Carl Sandburg]

'If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a happier world.'
[J.R.R Tolkien]

'Never eat more than you can lift.'
[Miss Piggy]

'Those who think they have no time for healthy eating will, sooner or later, have to find time for illness.'
[Edward Stanley]

'Slow down, wash your own salad, and improve the quality of your life.'
[William Young]

'Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.'
[Groucho Marx]

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Seed thoughts....

We had a brilliant week in Cornwall, including 2 visits to The Eden Project which was incredibly inspiring. It's hard to believe that it's not even reached its 10th birthday yet! The photo is a picture of me next to The Seed which was lowered into the inner core of The Core Centre last June.


....did architects, artists and the Eden team talk day and night for many months before committing pen to paper?

....did they decide to create a vast chamber at the centre of The Core building?

....did they take over a year searching every quarry in Cornwall for a 170 tonne lump of solid granite?

....did a sculptur take over a year meticulously carving this ancient piece of Cornwall into shape?


....a giant stone seed weighing over 70 tonnes.

....a seed carrying nature's design blueprint.

....a seed to honour growth and understanding.

....a seed that pays homage to working with the grain of nature.

....a seed that will serve as a reminder to us all forever.

....maybe to encourage respect and a duty to hope for the future?