quotation for today:
does not astonish or make us angry that it takes a whole year to
bring into the house three great white peonies and two pale blue
It seems altogether right and appropriate that these
glories are earned with long patience and faith. . . . and also it
is altogether right and appropriate that they cannot last.
Yet in our human relations we are outraged when the supreme
moments, the moments of flowering, must be waited for. . . . and
then cannot last.
We reach a summit, and then have to go down again.