'Man's happiness is to move higher, to develop his highest faculties, to gain knowledge of the higher and highest things and, if possible, to 'see God'. If he moves lower, develops only his lower faculties, which he shares with the animals, then he makes himself deeply unhappy, even to the point of despair' - from E.F. Schumacher's 1972 A Guide for the Perplexed.
'A little while ago I mentioned Christine in Devon who emailed wondering whether plants enjoy listening to music. She certainly has evidence of it as her radio is often tuned to Radio 3, she has some tomato plants and the nearest ones to the radio are doing the best. And you are not alone Christine, Carol has just texted in to say "I always have Radio 3 playing throughout the house and was known as the plant doctor who took friends ailing plants for a break and returned them healed - yes, they liked music". And Jack texted in to say cows give more milk if listening to music. Well, music next by Rachmaninov...' - BBC Radio 3 presenter Sara Mohr-Pietsch at 9.18am March 30, 2011.Header photo was taken outside Koutoubia Mosque, Marrakech and the lower one in the souk at Ait Ourir, Morocco. Listen to music from the souk system here. Report broken links, missing images and errors to - overgrownpath at hotmail dot co dot uk Also on Facebook and Twitter.