Tuesday, January 31, 2006

British bikes & the dead on holiday

My son's 14-year-old friend instructed me in modern orthodoxy. "Britain doesn't have a motor industry," he sneered. "It's all Japanese, German or American. We're crap at it."
Evidently, we're not anymore. Tim Luckhurst in the Independent.

I only rode a bike for a couple of years, was never really touched by the mythology, but I am glad to see that Britain can still make things, heavy things that people touch, sit on and collect and that others will pay lots of money for.

The living are just the dead on holiday.
Tom Baker quoting Maurice Maeterlinck in the Independent.

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