Thursday, 26 November 2009

Calling time

' ...The sun sinks to rise again; the day is swallowed up in the gloom of night, to be born out of it, as fresh as if it had never been quenched. Spring passes into summer, and through summer and autumn into winter, only the more surely, by its own ultimate return, to triumph over that grave towards which it resolutely hastened from its first hour. We mourn the blossoms of May because they are to wither; but we know that May is one day to have its revenge upon November, by the revolution of that solemn circle which never stops - which teaches us in our height of hope, ever to be sober, and in our depth of desolation, never to despair.'

William Peter Blatty ~ 'The Exorcist'
This is one of my favourite literary quotes (I have a little book I write them in when I come across something in my readings that strikes a chord). It gives me hope in this dark when I do despair and helps me focus on the circular nature of the seasons; it won't be that long until spring fights through once more, giving me strength.


  1. It won't be long before the days start getting longer again and spring will be here before you know it! Flighty xx

  2. I once asked my English mother, if she wouldn't like to live in England again? And she just said - the weather!

  3. Carrie I like the Calling time quote. And yes it won't be long when springs fights through once again..I think about it every day and even more so now that I've gotten a seed catalog in the!

    Can you believe that the New year is right around the corner. I hope that you and your Family had a wonderful Thanksgiving.


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