Wednesday, February 2, 2011

IF: Surrender

Unwilling to surrender his hat to the capricious wind . . .
Pen & Ink Wash

"When last I saw an old gentleman running after his hat in Hyde Park, I told him that a heart so benevolent as his ought to be filled with peace and thanks at the thought of how much unaffected pleasure his every gesture and bodily attitude were at that moment giving to the crowd."

I recently read G. K. Chesterton's essay, "On Running After One's Hat." There were a few quotes that were too good not to share! As I sniffled and snuffled my way through a sickish Monday, I reminded myself that . . .
An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered. 
An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered.

3 comments:

  1. Thank you! The background turned out a bit muddy and undefined, but I'm pretending it was supposed to be that way to show wind and motion. ;)

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