52and39/21 Reach Out and Touch

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People touch the toe of the David Hume statue on the Royal Mile.

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Some say for good luck or knowledge, others make pilgrimage to ensure Uni exam success – particularly in philosophical studies – Hume’s speciality.

It’s a magnificent statue.

The man with the now sticky out toe was pretty sassy, overall. He went to university at around twelve years old from a financially challenged home.  He rejected religious dogma, survived mental ill-health, wrote a bestseller and gifted us wisdom; “It is seldom that liberty of any kind is lost all at once.”

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Author: wordathlon

I'm Heather, I'm a writer and I live in Edinburgh. I like laughing, reflecting, getting lost in music, discovering great people, information and places. You can find me on Twitter @betamother or email me at wordathlon@gmail.com

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