Tuesday, September 28, 2010

365 Days, Day 113

They swayed about upon a rocking horse, And thought it Pegasus (Keats,John 'Sleep and Poetry')

Do not confuse motion and progress. A rocking horse keeps moving but does not make any progress (Alfred A. Montapert)

For everything you have missed, you have gained something else, and for everything you gain, you lose something else (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

Container has been packed and has started its journey. It was quite an emotional moment when Archie announced that he was about to bolt the door (last door to be closed and first to be opened on the other side). He put the two parts together *drum roll* Wait, he says, we need to make sure that everything is inside [quick scout about ensued]. Everything packed. So bolt clamped into place. And off the container went.

I was not sure at first what the form was: the rocking horse that dad made looked so sweet all wrapped in its brown cardboard and bubble wrap as it was swung up into the container. Kyle and Roarke used to love the rocking horse. Their children will rock upon it and think it Pegasus one day. And though it does not make any physical progress, Pegasus will carry its riders on many imaginary journeys.

Our little sentimental belongings (it seems we have rather a lot of these) are making their epic little journey to a new land…

1 comment:

  1. I was quite taken with your quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson so looked him up and found out who he was. Found another quote from him that made me think of you : "Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better." You are so brave my friend, keep up your experiments just a little longer please. xxx