Happiness as Anarchy #234: Gardening in underwear

All the branding and marketing experts would probably say that under no circumstances should I tell you that I was gardening in my underwear today. I’m going to ignore them. It’s summer in Australia – the weather is hot and so am I. The plant needs watering and the tomatoes need tying up, so I put on my gardening gloves and got the job done. The evening breeze was quite pleasant and the chooks didn’t bat an eyelid!

What I will not do is post a selfie of the aforementioned activity. Instead I give you Manet’s Déjeuner sur l’herbe, painted in 1863. Polite Parisian society was outraged by the casual nudity when it was exhibited in the Salon des Refusés the same year.

By Amie Brûlée

Amie Brûlée is a musician, performer, teacher and researcher. She sings, plays piano, double bass and ukulele, unearths old songs and writes new ones. Amie also has a PhD in wine and anthropology and adores teaching wine tasting, gastronomy and song-writing. Amie lives in central Victoria with a house full of instruments, a head full of songs and a cellar full of wine.

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