I say grace

“You say grace before meals.
All right.
But I say grace before the play and the opera,
And grace before the concert and pantomime,
And grace before I open a book,
And grace before sketching, painting,
Swimming, fencing, boxing, walking, playing, dancing;
And grace before I dip the pen in the ink.”

-G.K. Chesterton

With many thanks to Hilary, for pointing me to these beautiful lines.  Perfect timing given that gratitude has been very much on my mind lately.

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  1. Hilary Levey Friedman
    Posted October 21, 2011 at 8:35 am | Permalink

    Anytime, friend! Beautiful words remind me of you.

  2. Posted October 21, 2011 at 9:25 am | Permalink

    Will be copying this one into my notebook… Thanks for sharing…

  3. Posted October 21, 2011 at 2:30 pm | Permalink

    So fitting. So lovely.