Scrabbling about in here, I found another post with funny bits from the then Duchess of Devonshire, who died a couple of days ago, to my chagrin. The post is here. I should warn those of a sensitive nature that it involves pew licking.
(As well, thanks to the Patrick Leigh Fermor blog, I discovered an interview the duchess did with Jenny Murray on BBC Radio Four some years ago. When asked about happiness she says:
"I think happiness is a thing invented by the media. You can be very content without being consciously happy the whole time. I think contentment is a great thing to look for and to aim at. All this talk of happiness - of course it happens in your lifetime, luckily for me very often, but it's not a constant thing ....."
When asked what she thinks, as a 90-year-old, the next decade holds for her, she replies,
"Well, I suppose I'll die - that' ll be one thing that's going to happen, but what it will be followed by, I don't know.")
Abundance - And so we move into October. Leaves are the first thing that comes to mind, at least for me. Those bearers of joy and wistfulness. There can never be en...
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