a little quilting, reading, and an occasional cookie
Friday, February 3, 2017
“If thou of fortune be bereft, and in thy store there be but left two loaves, sell one, and with the dole, buy hyacinths to feed thy soul.
And so, today I did.
This little poem has
been attributed to everyone from Saadi to Mohamed to Whittier and several
people in between, but I don't care who first wrote it down. The first
time I walk past a display of purple hyacinths the scent stops me in my
tracks. No one thing says spring to me like the scent of hyacinths. Even
though we have a lot of winter left, it is close to Valentine's Day and I can
be grateful these are on the shelves. Sometimes it is such a little thing
that makes our day.