Light of the mindSunday, November 03, 2013
Nearly a decade ago, Edwin Morgan wrote a poem called For the Opening of the Scottish Parliament, 9 October 2004.
It's packed with pithy, eminently quotable phrases, and some cracking collective nouns: "A nest of fearties." "A symposium of procrastinators." "A phalanx of forelock-tuggers."
But it's the opening line that slaps you in the face so hard that you want to print it out and stick it on your wall:
Open the doors! Light of the day, shine in; light of the mind, shine out!
I actually did print it out and stick it on my wall.
You can read the poem in full here, courtesy of the Scottish Poetry Library. I can't think of a better thing to do on a Sunday morning.