• Debate of the day - Jane wants to replace the curtains (which need replacing as they have a floral pattern and colour which clashes with other furnishings in the room) with slatted blinds. She is talking about wide wooden slats. I am viscerally against this idea and I wasn't sure why so have thought it through.

    I think that there are several things going on here in my head to do with the pattern of bedroom and the characteristic actions and feelings associated with a harmonious sleeping space.

  • Some notes whilst reading "Goethe's Science of Living Form" by Nigel Hoffman.

    The forward by Craig Holdredge introduces the model of the four elements as representing different ways of engaging with a subject of investigation in natural philosophy. We had Stephan Harding explain this to us in a brief introduction to Goethean Science on the Natural Building course at Schumacher college and I can see some merit in it.