Pots and Kettles
I just turned on the wireless and they were introducing George Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue with his words:
Much of the inspiration for the work came to him during a train journey to Boston, "with its steely rhythms, its rattlety-bang . . . I suddenly heard - and even saw on paper - the complete construction of the rhapsody from beginning to end. I heard it as a sort of musical kaleidoscope of America - of our vast melting pot, of our unduplicated national pep, of our blues, our metropolitan madness."
And a stray thought crossed my mind; when was it we stopped talking about, and believing in, "melting pots" and the beneficial blending of cultures, and changed to "multiculturalism", where cultures are kept separate or "apart"? - I believe the Afrikaners had a word for "apartness".