Clarke Quay, yesterday:



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No one would have believed in the last years of the nineteenth century that this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than man’s and yet as mortal as his own…



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…that as men busied themselves about their various concerns they were scrutinised and studied, perhaps almost as narrowly as a man with a microscope might scrutinise the transient creatures that swarm and multiply in a drop of water. (H. G. Wells, War of the Worlds)



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(This may seem familiar.)

[To the tune of Peter Gabriel, “Shaking The Tree,” from the album “Secret World Live (Disc 1)”.]

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