the magic that is waiting and looking

The notebooks are full of a fierce attention to things I do not know.  But now I know what they are for. These are records of ordered transcendence.  A watcher’s diary.  My father’s talk of patience had held within it all the magic that is waiting and looking up at the moving sky.

– Helen MacDonald, H is for Hawk

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  1. Sally
    Posted June 5, 2015 at 5:21 am | Permalink

    Did you read H is for Hawk? Would you recommend it?

    admin Reply:

    Yes, I did! And yes, I would!

  2. Richard Kennedy
    Posted June 5, 2015 at 11:08 am | Permalink

    Thank you for the lovely quote from one of the most extraordinary works I’ve ever had the pleasure to read. There is just so much beauty, natural science and grief riven struggle radiating from every page it’s difficult to name. A tour de force to be sure, both memoir and author.

  3. Amy
    Posted June 8, 2015 at 5:49 am | Permalink

    Sounds lovely. I can’t wait to turn the pages!