This morning I read a most inspiring article in The Cape Times by Glenn Ashton on what he calls Economic Degrowth – It is a very comprehensive article and well worth reading.
An excerpt …
‘Degrowth examines the flipside of an economy founded on growth. It emphasises putting a human face in how we transact and perhaps more importantly, interact. After its initial conceptualisation by Romanian economist, Nicholas Georgescu-Roegen, it has been elegantly expounded upon by many other articulate thinkers like Serge Latouche. Its roots lie in the Club of Rome report “The Limits of Growth” and can be traced back to other philosophers like Thoureau and Ghandi, who emphasised concepts like simplicity, justice and equality.’
And then I came into my studio this morning and to my delight noticed how yesterday’s tulips in my tulipiere have moved gracefully into another uplifting position. It seemed appropriate to link this image and phenomenon to the above article, an affirmation of the wonder of ‘ a simple life’.