“That is slightly the problem with revolutions. There are an awful lot of speeches to sit through.”

Edmund de Waal, The White Road, p. 334

breathturn - Atemwende

De Waal cites a word coined by Paul Celan, Atemwende in German, ‘breathturn’ in English:

“… what he calls the breathturn, the strange moment of pause between breathing in and breathing out, when your sense of self is suspended and you are open to everything.

Edmund de Waal, The White Road, p. 388

The Shepherd’s Life: A tale of the Lake District – James Rebank

I have seen the tourism market shift over the last ten years with greater value attached to the culture of places, seen people growing sick of plastic phoniness and genuinely wanting to experience places and people that do different things, believe different things and eat different things. I see how bored we have grown of ourselves in the modern Western world and how people can fight back and shape their futures using their history as an advantage, not an obligation.   229

I have seen the tourism market shift over the last ten years with greater value attached to the culture of places, seen people growing sick of plastic phoniness and genuinely wanting to experience places and people that do different things, believe different things and eat different things. I see how bored we have grown of ourselves in the modern Western world and how people can fight back and shape their futures using their history as an advantage, not an obligation.   229

I have seen the tourism market shift over the last ten years with greater value attached to the culture of places, seen people growing sick of plastic phoniness and genuinely wanting to experience places and people that do different things, believe different things and eat different things. I see how bored we have grown of ourselves in the modern Western world and how people can fight back and shape their futures using their history as an advantage, not an obligation.   229

“That is slightly the problem with revolutions.

Edmund de Waal, The White Road: a pilgrimage of sorts (London: Chatto & Windus, 2015)

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“But because sheep are cultural objects, almost like art, I’m looking for style and character as well, and finer breed points, like how white their ears are.”

Rebanks, p. 170

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