Wednesday, 29 February 2012
Let's debate Determinism...
...or let's talk about pretty things and shopping.
A friend of mine is working on a skin care range that is all about the inner Goddess, it will be fairly cerebral with packaging to resemble ancient tomes and quotes in Greek and Latin. It appeals to my intellectual snob whilst lovely smelling things satisfy my perpetual dilettante.
I did wonder about the 'Goddess' word, does it push the boundary of vanity into the territory of vain and put people off? But I've had a look at the beauty bloggers and that looks unlikely (to say the least!)
Wednesday is market day and I did my weekly veg haul, the lady who runs the stall is a Mrs Tiddlywinks doppelganger (she would be more than happy to be described as such). She is just over four feet tall and as wide as she is tall, always immaculate with a broad Witney accent and a bubble high voice. She is the kindest person I have ever met, her goodness just oozes from every pore, to see her makes you smile. She changes the energy of everything in her path, and the positivity and warmth that she emanates leaves any one who comes in to contact with her happy all day. This is a real goddess, she could be Demeter, goddess of the harvest and all things from the earth, but she's not a pseud like me and would rather be Mrs Tiddlywinks.
Within minutes of picking up the golden, bird illustrated book, I found this...
The little bird just sang to me, the the candle stand that it perched on reminded me of something I might find at Birgit Israel. She is my favourite interior designer and I spend hours window shopping in her emporium. Her style is a complete mix of old Hollywood glamour, a bit of scandinavian, a touch of English and French antiques, modern design, statement lighting, lots of antique gold and pieces that embrace nature.
She has a hotel near Avignon in the South of France and this shows some of her style
She also has a couple of second hand shops which are more like top end boutiques.
The bird candle holder is similar to a piece that she has in her Gloucester Road shop and was priced at around £1000, mine was reduced from £49.99 to £29!
It has these orange coloured plastic crystals dangling from it, which rather give away its affordable price, so after much nail breaking they have been carefully removed.
This is a starting point for Determinism, copied and pasted from Wiki...
Causal (or Nomological) determinism and related Predeterminism propose that there is an unbroken chain of prior occurrences stretching back to the origin of the universe. The relation between events may not be specified, nor the origin of that universe. Causal determinists believe that there is nothing uncaused or self-caused. Quantum mechanics poses a serious challenge to this view (see 'Arguments' section below). Causal determinism is sometimes illustrated by the thought experiment of Laplace's demon. Historical determinism (a sort of path dependence) can also be synonymous with causal determinism.
...Mrs Tiddlywinks is far more interesting do you agree?