Fragrant Quote for November 27th, 2011 from New walks in old ways: in which relationship with certain humble folk of the ... By Alvin Howard Sander

Fragrant Quote for November 27thth, 2011 from New walks in old ways: in which relationship with certain humble folk of the ... By Alvin Howard Sander

The evening paper comes, but suddenly I have lost my interest in the market page. I should much rather study the coloring of that royal purple Clematis. The mail arrives, consisting mainly of brokers' advertisements of new bond issues by corporations in distress, and unpaid bills; but can't you see the beauty of the lightning playing yonder in that "thunder head?" Now the blessed rain is streaming from the cloud as it approaches fast flying from the west! I know of a promissory note, too, that has to be taken care of somehow during the next three weeks, but, dearly beloved, just scent the infinitely delicate fragrance that the dashing shower has started from the Sweetbriar rose I planted now near twenty years ago! There was a real promise to pay on the part of that tiny rootlet when I set it there one May-time of the days, "lang syne," and here am I collecting all the interest many times compounded! Here am I so overjoyed at freedom once again regained that I am straightway asking you to sit with me beneath the greenwood tree; just child enough in spirit to want to tell you all about it; just guileless enough to imagine that everybody else is as interested in all I see about me as I am myself! Well, you are not compelled to follow just because I am obliged to write.