KCT Thought of the Week, December 14th, 2018

"What is Christmas? It is a time when some of your dreams come true. Every year it rolls around and takes you by surprise. . .with all its hope and joy and the promise of wishes granted. I bet you wonder what I wish for. What could an old man wish for? . . . I'll tell you what I wish. I'd wish for the power to return some of the love that's been given me. . . I'd wish too for more days to my life. Time...time to give to children some of the beauty of this Earth and that has been revealed to me. A drop of water is a wondrous thing. A spade full of earth is a kingdom in itself. A cloud is worth watching as it passes from one horizon to another. A bird building its nest is as wondrous as men building the Pyramid, and any green thing that grows is proof that God exists. It all comes into focus at Christmas." Grandpa Walton

A Magical Christmas Evening in Kennebunkport: Photo by Robert Dennis


KCT Thought of the Week, December 7th, 2018

“My friends, we are not the sum of our possessions. They are not the measure of our lives. In our hearts we know what matters. We cannot hope only to leave our children a bigger car, a bigger bank account. We must hope to give them a sense of what it means to be a loyal friend; a loving parent; a citizen who leaves his home, his neighborhood, and town better than he found it." President George H. W. Bush, Inaugural Address: January 20, 1989

Reflecting on What Matters: Photo by Robert Dennis

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KCT Thought of the Week, November 30th, 2018

 “Tina Hewett-Gordon, who each year works to find the perfect Dock Square Christmas tree, said Christmas Prelude is special for the sense of community it instills. ‘It is done out of the kindness of people’s hearts and their true belief in the season and what the holiday and Christmas are all about, and that’s giving back,’ she said. ‘It’s about being together and appreciating your family, your friends, and your love of community. We’re just lucky that we live in a beautiful seaside town that we can host such a wonderful event and get to share it with people.’” Donna Buttarazzi in the “York County Coast Star”

Christmas Prelude Begins: Photo by Robert Dennis

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KCT Thought of the Week, November 9, 2018

"It is the second Saturday of November and already the sun seems to have vanished for the year. Each day dawns duller and more glowering and the waves of the grey Atlantic are sullen and almost yellow at their peaks as they pound relentlessly against the round smooth boulders that lie scattered as if by a careless giant at the base of the ever-resisting cliffs." Alistair MacLeod, "In the Fall" in "Island, The Complete Stories


KCT Thought of the Week, February 9, 2018

“You can give without loving, but you can never love without giving.  The great acts of love and done by those who are habitually performing small acts of kindness.  We pardon to the extent that we love.  Love is knowing that even when you are alone, you will never be lonely again.  And great happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved.  Loved for ourselves.  And even loved in spite of ourselves.” Victor Hugo

All Set for Valentine’s Day in Cape Porpoise Square: Photo by Robert Dennis


KCT Thought of the Week, December 29, 2017

“It was one of those bitter mornings when the whole of nature is shiny, brittle, and hard, like crystal.  The trees, decked out in frost, seem to have sweated ice; the earth resounds beneath one’s feet; the tiniest sounds carry a long way in the dry air; the blue sky is bright as a mirror, and the sun moves through space in icy brilliance, casting on the frozen world rays which bestow no warmth upon anything.” Guy de Maupassant, Bel-Ami

A Cold Day at Goat Island:  Photo by Robert Dennis