Tuesday, 11 August 2009
Quote from Perch Hill
One of the books I'm reading at the moment is Perch Hill, by Adam Nicolson - the story of how he and Sarah Raven found and bought Perch Hill in Sussex. I found this quote very close to my heart:
"....if we were honest, that we should have waited to buy a place with more beautiful buildings but there we were, we couldn't say that now. This would be lovely in the slow unnoticed growth of the place around us. Forty years later, as we died, we would look at it and say "that was beautiful". Life would be over, having been lived. The moments of revelation are all there is. This is all there is. This will be the undernote of my life: the making with a purpose, not the drifting of a survivor.Make, and you will be happy"
Posted by MrsL at 09:09