1st march 2006
le monocle de Monod
Kindness, Proust says somewhere, is the commonest thing in the world. I've had the above news photo rattling around in my head for the last 25 years, since I saw it in Horace Freeland Judson's The Eighth Day of Creation, a study of 20th century molecular biology.
*photo by Guy Kopelowicz - see comment
4th march 2006
. . . he brought the wolf back across the river for the last time; but when he arrived at the far bank he found that the Bolshevik (whom he had ferried across earlier) had collectivised his cabbage . . .