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Quote from: undefinedThe secret to taking your mind off civilisation's inevitable decayAfternoon tea is one of the most satisfying and direct routes to denying the horrendous state of the world.Helen RazerAug 14, 2018Not the author's actual petit-fours. Image credit: Sheri Silver/UnsplashThe world, as we know, is largely down the lav. I may often remind you of this state in print, but I am wont to forget it regularly in life. I urge you to do this as well. We must not gaze too long into the neoliberal sewer of the present. Before it gazes back, we must practise what a youngster might call "self-care", or what I call "disavowal of the devastating truth". You may choose your delusion as a craft, novel or physical exercise. I prefer mine served on china.Afternoon tea is my most direct route to denial. When I sense that our very public problems -- wealth inequality, nativism, sexism, climate change, etc -- will never be resolved, I make a scone in private. When the world looks especially bleak, I find a tea room. A tea room that serves afternoon tea. Afternoon tea.
Quote from: undefinedThe secret to taking your mind off civilisation's inevitable decay
Quote from: SueC on July 03, 2020, 16:38:23Maybe coffee would be helpful? (...perhaps intravenously?)
Quote from: Ulrich on July 04, 2020, 10:55:30Anyway, fortunately I don't think about the decay of civilization all day...