D.H.Lawrence and the power of marmalade

WHEN D.H. Lawrence became depressed about the future, he would stop whatever he was doing and make marmalade.
He even wrote a poem about it.
“It’s amazing how it cheers one up to shred oranges and scrub the floor,” he said.
It is not the sort of advice you find in self-help books but it obviously worked for Lawrence.
The great novelist said he had discovered the humor in life’s ironies.
Things always changed, sometimes for better and sometimes for worse, he said, and making marmalade was his way of allowing his mind to accept that life was an unknown quantity.

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3 thoughts on “D.H.Lawrence and the power of marmalade

  1. Yeah; my preserved stuff is a bit unpredictable like that, too. (“making marmalade was his way of allowing his mind to accept that life was an unknown quantity.”)
    …..particularly since I have such trouble with the seals.

    Sometimes three or four slices of toast for brekky keeps me buzzing all day. 😉

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