Quotation by Derek Jarman

One of the joys our technological civilisation has lost is the excitement with which seasonal flowers and fruits were welcomed; the first daffodil, strawberry or cherry are now things of the past, along with their precious moment of arrival. Even the tangerine—now a satsuma or clementine—appears de-pipped months before Christmas.
Derek Jarman (b. 1942), British filmmaker, artist, author. Modern Nature: The Journals of Derek Jarman, entry for Feb. 7, 1989 (1991).
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