My law school friends used to always joke that the summer holidays after we graduated were our halcyon days.
If there isn’t already, there will soon be a hipster dress-up pack, complete with existentialist quotes from Satre and an espresso cup.
The health of any polity depends as much on its leaders and citizens as it does on its laws and institutions. Its members must be prepared to think beyond themselves and to make sacrifices for a common good.
It is now hard to articulate a sense of common ground in this country, however. Politics as it is currently being practised offers few openings for consensus or compromise. A bitter adversarialism has closed off any chance of this - at least for a while.
If there is a problem with elites in Australia, it concerns this abandonment of civic decorum.
That little headbutt in the second one gave me diabetes.
“Excuse me, human. I would like a petting, please. Yes, thank you.”
“Um, excuse me, human? Human? Ah yes, I’d like another petting please. Ah, thank you.”
Always reblog Polite Cat.
watercolour, gold paint and gold ink
I Love Books fine art print by Mandy Bryant
Sia | Breathe Me
Ouch, I have lost myself again
Lost myself and I am nowhere to be found
Yeah. I think that I might break
Lost myself again and, I feel unsafe
Be my friend,
Hold me, wrap me up
Unfold me, I am small, and needy
Warm me up, and breathe me