KCT Thought of the Week, January 16, 2015

"The vast majority of those who worked on this (the Cathedral of Milan) (and every other) cathedral did so knowing they would not live to see the final, finished achievement. This didn't diminish their dedication or craftsmanship. The evidence suggests it enhanced it. . .(for those dedicated to a cause). . Following the basic principles that guided cathedral builders and committing their life's work to something larger than themselves, to something so large it may be unfinishable, they've come to know the unique fulfillment of building a cathedral within."  - Billy Shore in "The Cathedral Within"

The Wedding Cake House, Inspired by the Cathedral of Milan:  Photo by Robert Dennis

KCT Thought of the Week, December 5, 2014

“For more than 40 years, the Kennebunkport Conservation Trust has worked hard to preserve our coastline, wooded areas, and even a swamp or two, for all the generations who will follow us here,  They have figured out how to help keep Kennebunkport’s soul as a 17th-century fishing village, while at the same time allowing her to grow as a vibrant town of the 21st century.  That accomplishment is in itself a wonder to behold.  The work they do. . . is so very important to our community and to the future of our town.  Thanks to their work protecting our coastline and educating the next generation on why they must do the same, Barbara and I know without a doubt that our youngest grandchild, and her grandchildren, will enjoy the same sunrises, foggy mornings, and moonlit nights we do now. So will yours.”  ~ President George H. W. Bush in Tim Harrington’s new book, “Kennebunkport, Maine”

The moon rising over the Cape Porpoise lobster trap tree:  Photo by Robert Dennis

KCT Thought of the Week, November 7, 2014

“When one really knows a village like this and its surroundings, it is like becoming acquainted with a single person.  The process of falling in love at first sight is as final as it is swift in such a case, but the growth of true friendship may be a lifelong affair.”  ~ Sarah Orne Jewett in”The Country of the Pointed Firs and Other Stories”

Above the Village of Cape Porpoise, Photo by Bill Lord

KCT Thought of the Week, October 24, 2014

“Every other sect supposing itself in possession of all truth, and that those who differ are so far in the wrong; like a man traveling in foggy weather, those at some distance before him on the road he sees wrapped up in the fog, as well as those behind him, and also the people in the fields on each side, but near him all appears clear, tho’ in truth he is as much in the fog as any of them.” ~ Benjamin Franklin in “The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin”

A Foggy Day in Cape Porpoise:  Photo be Joan Levine

KCT Thought of the Week, October 17, 2014

“A lovely blend of ocean, islands, and of wooded shore; an ideal spot in which to live and labor; a place in which to while away the leisure hours of summer, or watch the departure of the swiftly passing years.  It confers no honors but those of joy and peace; . . . we salute you, hamlet and harbor of Cape Porpoise on the rugged shores of Maine.” ~ Melville C. Freeman in his “History of Cape Porpoise, Maine”

Evening on Goat Island; Lighthouse keepers Scott & Karen Dombrowski:  Photo by Pat Bonish (www.everymilesamemory.com. )

KCT Thought of the Week, October 10, 2014

“He was almost unreasonably happy there in the autumn sunlight, watching the blue water part before his sharp prow, seeing the reds and yellows of maples and beeches and birches fire the high shores of the islands and headlands, feeling against his face the cold freshness of the October air.”                 Mary Ellen Chase, “Silas Crockett”

Fall Colors on the Kennebunk River:  Photo by Robert Dennis

KCT Thought of the Week, September 5, 2014

“There was something shining in the air, and a kind of luster on the water and the pasture grass,--a northern look that, except at this moment of the year, one must go far to seek.  The sunshine of a northern summer was coming to its lovely end.” ~  Sarah Orne Jewett in ”The Country of the Pointed Firs and Other Stories”

The Sun going down on Trott’s and Goat Islands in lovely shades of purple & blue:  Photo by Robert Dennis