Statistics could save the world. At the very least they could save me. Preventative medicine may be a good idea, a daily aspirin could reduce my risk of heart attack by up to 18%, adding an ACE inhibitor should add a further 16%. That’s 34%, so if I could find a few other assorted drugs to make up the remaining 66% my heart could continue beating forever. Of course this is utter nonsense, but to live forever – a nice thought. Or is it?
There is definitely a change in the air and a change in the light. Autumn is approaching and the summer is drawing to a close. I guess really the August Bank Holiday sees the end of the summer even though we try and stretch it out a little longer into September.
The sad fact is that everything is subject to entropy. Little by little, day by day, order is becoming more disordered. We might like to think we’re living in a structured, ordered world where everything is neat and tidy, but the cracks soon start to show. Entropy for me embraces everything. Car paintwork, gardens, photograph collections and websites.