Project LV One – Day 302 – Change is part of human condition

Afetr the Lord Mayors show

We all have our pet projects where we like to think that things should stay the same and would be most upset should they change.  Unfortunately change is the reason why we are the dominant species on the planet.  If it wasn’t for change then we probably would still be leading lives of short terror as some form of hominoid in the African rift valley.  In short we all must embrace change and make the best of things.

This thought came through my mind as I was wondering around Leicester city centre this morning.  On my travels took me past the site of the previous City Council offices that were demolished on Sunday.   The buildings were unloved but they had been a landmark in the city since the 1970’s – now they are no more.

Wygeston House Stained Glass Windows - Newark Museum_

As I roamed the city centre I took in the Newark Houses museum where I found these delightful late medieval stained glass windows.  They date from around 1500 AD and clearly depict a vibrant Catholic England.  However, within the life of the former City Council office block all this iconography was brushed away and the English reformation was forced on the reluctant English by their King’s Henry and Edward.  Some changes are minor and some are not but we all have to make the most of the cards that life deals us.  As the Borg would say “Resistance is futile”.



About Guthlac

An artist, historian and middle aged man who'se aim in life is to try and enjoy as much of it as he can
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