Go on.

Thirty years ago, I was remembering, an eminent writer had given me some unsolicited advice.

Just look at an orange, she said.

Go on looking at it. For hours.

Then put down what you see.

– C. P. Snow, Strangers and Brothers: Last Things

Photo: anka zhuravleva


  1. Sagely advice.

    Have a wonderful day my friend.


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  2. and think about what rhymes with orange

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  3. I’m not quite sure it would inspire me greatly. But try a bunch of flowers or just a single bloom and I’ll won’t stop….. ✒💻

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  4. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    “Just look like and orange!” … – C. P. Snow, Strangers and Brothers: Last Things …

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  5. good story, but it’s missing all the juicy details…

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  6. I like that Jim’s comment gave cause for a ‘snort’ to erupt from my body.

    I sit and stare at the river but when I attempt to write down what I see, nothing flows. 🙂

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  7. ….C.P. Snow also famously said: ‘what happens to us….is what we want’

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  8. Oh so nice

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