Then Only…


Algy perched rather precariously on a sloping ledge beside a strange rock pool and peered into the murky depths. Today was a day of significant political activity in certain parts of what humans called the “western” world, and Algy was wondering what the outcomes might be. As he gazed at the tangled masses of seaweed overshadowed by hard, slippery rocks, he was reminded of a thought expressed by an ancient Greek human being, many, many years ago…

Until philosophers are kings, or the kings and princes of this world have the spirit and power of philosophy, and political greatness and wisdom meet in one, and those commoner natures who pursue either to the exclusion of the other are compelled to stand aside, cities will never have rest from their evils – nor the human race, as I believe – and then only will this our State have a possibility of life and behold the light of day.

[Algy is quoting from Book V of Plato’s The Republic, written around 360 B.C.]


On the morning after the British general election, Algy perched on a rock in the glorious sunshine that was illuminating Scotland, and contemplated the beautiful colours of the peaceful tide of change in Scottish waters 🙂

Algy sends extra special fluffy hugs to all his friends in Scotland today xoxo

And he also sends extra special fluffy hugs to his friends in England who were hoping for a change that did not happen there xoxo