Monday, 12 December 2011

12: Remembering roots

Gardening leave. 
Day 12 was supposed to be something sappy about Santa, but I got distracted by a cool memorial to Thomas Paine near Angel station.

This is the inscription on the front: "These are the times that try mens souls."

Hidden round the back of the stonework is this: "Lay then the axe to the root and teach governments humanity."

This city is full of wonderful snippets of humanity like this.

Not sure what this has to do with Christmas or angels, but now I've got the "John Brown's Body" stuck in my head.


  1. What a wonderful anecdote to share with your readers. Thanks!

  2. Some of the best things happen when we get distracted!

  3. Indeed - I wouldn't survive a moment without distraction.

  4. Thank you Vicki! Never too late to start an advent calendar of your own ;)