When we look at old family photographs of ourselves when young we focus on the obvious, the externals – our height, our hair styles, our clothing, our bicycle, our friends and family and pets. But these are just externals that tell us little of times past. Look at your eyes in the photos, look into them, what is that young man thinking and feeling at this moment and that? But sadly, perhaps, in spite of what is often said, eyes are a one way window – we can see out but not in, no matter how intently we try to penetrate that gaze.
age Amazon America animals anxiety archaeology art astrology atheism Australia autobiography birds Bolsonaro bushfire cancer Central America chance chickens Chough Christchurch Civil War climate change Clive James coronavirus covid-19 Donald Trump eagles ecology evolution family family history fascism fire flat earth fossils gardens genealogy guns haiku health heart History illness iran Jane Fonda Jonathan Miller koalas literature May media memoir Murdoch nuclear power Ogden Nash old age philately poetry politics Pratchett Pythagoras racism refugees religion rock art royalty Samuel Pepys science Sedaris snake tax Tina Turner Trump vaccination war Weatherwax