Thought for today:
‘After all, the best part of a holiday is perhaps not so much to be resting yourself, as to see all the other fellows busy working.’
— Kenneth Grahame
#thoughtfortoday #Easter #childhood #holiday #TheWindInTheWillows #relax #mindfulness
If I had to pick just one book to take to my desert island, it would probably be The Wind In The Willows by Kenneth Grahame.
When I was 8 years old I played Mr Toad in the school play in a fabulous costume made by my mother.
The stories are indelibly imprinted in my memory.
I’ve read the books and some of William Horwood’s sequels.
I can still hear Sir Michael Hordern’s narration of the audiobook.
Mole, ratty, toad and badger feel like childhood friends.
Ratty was of course a water vole, not a ratty.
And not forgetting that Pink Floyd named an album after one of the chapters.
So I was delighted to find a Kenneth Grahame quote that sums up my two weeks off.
And on this holiday in the midst of a lockdown, maybe it sums up your day.