Mudcat Café message #3179747 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #138735   Message #3179747
Posted By: theleveller
01-Jul-11 - 11:45 AM
Thread Name: Do purists really exist?
Subject: RE: Do purists really exist?
You're right, of course, Suibhne, "entropy" was my little joke - "continuity" would have been better. To take your house restoration analogy - I've spent the last 9 years restoring a 1847 station house. When I took the wallpaper off the bedroom wall, underneath were signatures of some of the Station Masters who'd lived there, going back to the 1880s. So each new Station Master had moved in, changed the wallpaper and signed the wall so the next one would know he'd been there. The dilemma was, not being a Station Master, should I sign as well? Well, I did - and then, after putting back a cast-iron fireplace, put up one of Willam Morris's more restrained designs.