In lieu of trying to belong to any number of societies: Chesterton, Sherlock Holmes, the Inklings, and so on: I propose and establish one of my own. Don your intelligence cap at the door; dust off your logic and imagination; did you bring your inspiration and encouragement? We are shapers, my friends; lit lamps; light-bringers. Bring quotes*; poetry should be uplifting and thoughtful, or witty and clever, (or both). Humor is encouraged; laughter is invited back. Pull up a chair. Anyone for tea?
* C.S. LEWIS, J.R.R. TOLKIEN, SHERLOCK HOLMES, G.K. CHESTERTON, N.D. WILSON, AND P.G. WODEHOUSE, ARE ENCOURAGED
. . . homemade pizza crust rising before its first baking: I gave it 'freckles' with some whole wheat flour, a little rye flour, a dash of spelt flour, and a sprinkle of flax meal.
I am very much enjoying our morning readings in 'Peril and Peace'. I love learning about our Fathers in the Faith. 'Peril and Peace' is about the ancient church, dealing with our first martyrs: Ignatius, Polycarp, Cyprian, Justin, as well as some of my other favorites: Augustine and St. Patrick. This last chapter was about Patrick's early slavery in Ireland, and then his resolve to return there to spread the gospel of Christ.
The turquise turtle knot, courtesy of a recent library book. :) I am rather fond of learning about knots and sailing ships and how they work, so Dad brought home a sizable stack of books on sailing for both our benefit and enjoyment. Also in his stack of library books were several on the Declaration of Independence and Benjamin Franklin, which supplement very well my current interest in American history. I have been reading Paul Johnson's 'A History of the American People' like a novel these past few weeks. The section on Revolutionary America is exceedingly interesting, and I am learning new details about George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin (did you know he discovered the Gulf Stream?)and gaining a much deeper
knowledge of all our early history. I love all the things there are to learn! Especially history. . .
~and this is my outfit--the different blues were making me happy :)