Tuesday, January 06, 2009


Of all created things the loveliest
And most divine are children. Nothing here
Can be to us more precious or more dear

(W. Canton)

Jan and I look back on most days, and ask 'What was a highlight of this day for you?'

Today, Jan was out shopping (for wool to knit something) and the two little girls came upstairs especially to show me their treasures. Bella's was a live worm in a jar; Millie's, a removable tattoo her dad had painted on her arm.

It's holidays, and we sometimes go walking with the little ones: one of their hands in one of ours. Bella enjoys doing that most. And we chatter almost nonstop with either or both of them! Very special!

Rowland Croucher

P.S. My story is here.