Give me my scallop-shell of quiet,
My staff of faith to walk upon,
My script of joy, immortal diet,
y bottle of salvation.
My gown of glory, hopes true gauge,
And thus I'll take my pilgrimage.

~Sir Walter Raleigh

A hiker, walking for pleasure, likes to choose between several alluring trails.
The pilgrim desires only the road that leads home.

~Frank W. Boreham

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Happy Birthday Dear Beatrix

My Dear Miss Potter,

Thank you for all the joy you have brought through the years to us, our children, and children's children.

Thank you for all your "little bunny books" with their wit, wisdom, charm and beauty.

Thank you for your genius, for carrying on when the world doubted you, for making your mark, not just in art but in science.

Thank you for thinking ahead, for sharing your wealth and saving the beautiful countryside which you loved and so preserving it for the coming generations.

What a legacy you bequeathed us.
All our lives are richer because of you, dear lady.