52and39/21 Reach Out and Touch


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


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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