My name is Chris Watson-Shaw. This blog is all about comment and opinion. I will write about anything of interest – culture, politics, film, theatre, books, society, and the media to name a few. You may agree or disagree with it – I’ll be glad of either. We all need compliments to develop and criticism to improve.
In the immortal words of T.S. Eliot’s The Cocktail Party:
“I knew that all you wanted was the luxury of an intimate disclosure to a stranger. But let me tell you, that to approach a stranger is to invite the unexpected, release a new force or let the genie out of the bottle. It is to start a train of events beyond your control.”
I love the idea that approaching a stranger can bring a new perspective, a sudden and intuitive look at the world around you. I hope that, whether you know me or not, you may come away from reading these articles with another vantage. Somewhere which brings your own questions and ideas. Somewhere definitively distinct.