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

Monday, January 17, 2011

In Honor of Your Birthday

I just want to say, Thank You, Mr. Milne,
for the delights you have provided our family
through the generations.
You gave us all those charming characters
that have inhabited our lives to be sure,
the delightful stories of their adventures,
and of course, Pooh Sticks.