“Almost all of us long for peace and freedom; but very few of us have much enthusiasm for the thoughts, feelings, and actions that make for peace and freedom… All of us desire a better state of society. But society cannot become better before two great tasks are performed. Unless peace can be firmly established and the prevailing obsession with money and power profoundly modified, there is no hope of any desirable change being made.”
~ Aldous Leonard Huxley
“I want so to live that I work with my hands and my feeling and my brain. I want a garden, a small house, grass, animals, books, pictures, music. And out of this, the expression of this, I want to be writing (Though I may write about cabmen. That’s no matter.) But warm, eager, living life — to be rooted in life — to learn, to desire, to feel, to think, to act. This is what I want. And nothing less. That is what I must try for.”
― Katherine Mansfield
The next night, on another walk with Little Jack and my daughter, we were walking along the creek behind Somerset School and found another golf ball in the creek. Jack had fun for a time trying to fish it out of the creek with a big stick. Tommy and Annika thought it sounded as if it would be fun and wanted very much to be Thing Finders, too.