Citizens of the Earth

I would like to express the thoughts of a man who, having finally penetrated the partitions and ceilings of little countries, little coteries, little sects, rises above all these categories and finds himself a child and citizen of the Earth.
That quote comes from the French philosopher, Jesuit priest, pioneer of New Age thinking, and paleontologist Pierre Teilhard de Chardin; the photo was taken by me a few weeks ago at a village school in Morocco's High Atlas. Edmund Rubbra's Eighth Symphony is subtitled Hommage à Pierre Teilhard de Chardin and reflects in music the philosopher's compelling search for the ineffable. Please remember, fellow UK music bloggers and rabid anti-Brexit activists, we are - like the youngsters in my photo - citizens of the Earth, not just denizens of the EU comfort zone.

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