Saturday, September 12, 2009


Some Spot on Earth

Donald Culross Peattie, Flowering Earth (New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1939; rpt. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1991), p. 144:
For every man there is some spot on earth, I think, which he has pledged himself to return to, some day, because he was so happy there once. Even to long for it is holiday of a sort. These visits of revery may be all that he can pay it, for years, perhaps until his shade is free to haunt where it pleases. But some are lucky; some get back, and find it, to every trembling leaf and stanch old tree trunk, untouched by any alteration but the seasons'.
Frederic Edwin Church, New England Landscape

I'm off to my favorite spot on earth for a couple of weeks, so there will be few or no posts at Laudator Temporis Acti until I return.

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