A little bit of a summer holiday

August 5, 2011 § 1 Comment

Here, in fact. But, you know - the real one. Not the Turner painting.

 

My lord, a rest! I can’t wait. And, except for the most pressing of pressing business, I’ll be off grid for a week. So, I say to you all – may you find as much joy in the beauty of nature as Mr Sherlock Holmes does. I know that I certainly will. Here’s to stopping to smell the roses.

 

Our highest assurance of the goodness of Providence seems to me to rest in the flowers. All other things, our powers, our desires, our food, are all really necessary for our existence in the first instance. But this rose is an extra. Its smell and its colour are an embellishment of life, not a condition of it. It is only goodness which gives extras, and so I say again that we have much to hope from the flowers.

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