Sunday, 1 July 2007

England, I mourn for you.

Smoking in public spaces has been officially banned in England.
Ah, the all inclusive modern society - so tolerant and so protective of its members.
Include - originates from the Latin includere : in- 'into' and claudere 'to shut'.
To shut into. To shut into! To shut into what exactly? Convenient, content, little boxes - convenient, content, little lives; undoubtedly. Lives that are indiscernible from one to the next - sharing all the trivialities that masquerade as modern thought. Thank you, but no. I, for one, would rather not be included.

6 comments:

Fairfax said...

are you sure you're not my brother-in-law, mark??? if you're not, you are his equally pithy twin!

the House of Beauty and Culture said...

(3 chuckles) I knew I wasn't alone - it's jolly good to have confirmation though!

Fairfax said...

do you all have a shop? he's in london doing buying trips frequently... i know he'd love your taste (and he's got buckets of $$$)

the House of Beauty and Culture said...

At the moment, as all our furnishings are bespoke, HOBAC is by appointment only - though I have been toying with the idea of a shop. Our first enterprise Natural History is still at Portobello open on Saturdays only - if nothing else it would test his mettle. God knows it tests my patience.

patriciagrayinc.com said...

Alas you can still buy em, but how on earth do you smoke em. Seems like another testy government legislated 'dichotomy'. Soon we will be doing everything in secret behind closed doors.

the House of Beauty and Culture said...

Perhaps, the silver lining to this particular cloud that is censorship will be the return of mystery - let's hope.