Mortar and Pestles

I have come to consider mortar & pestle pharmacy signs as representing the pestling of the Hippocratic oath by a market-driven world, aided and abetted by existential fear.

One of my earliest first memories was from my pram: above me I could see a golden mortar & pestle. I still vividly recall wondering: why a jar of sweeties was raised so high?!

Mortar & pestle

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Craill Mortar & Pestle - April 2015 (2)

Craill Mortar & Pestle - April 2015

 

Dunkeld mortar & pestle1 (3)

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My first memory

North Berwick mortar & pestle

St Monans Mortar & Pestle April 2015 (2)


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The following post tells you more about Gilbert Farie and the world he faced (click on image of Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson):

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From “Living to Tell the Tale” by Gabriel García Marquez:

Living to tell the tale (5)

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