KCT Thought of the Week, February 24, 2017

“Oh, is there snow at Turbot's creek,
And have the white flakes covered
The old beach road, do rough winds shriek
Where last soft breezes hovered?
The woods that have been brown and bare,
Are they now dressed in white,
Like fairy palaces of rare
Sweet phantasies of light?
The streams, are they all frozen o'er --
The brook that tumbled down
Among its stones now sings no more, --
And do the gray clouds frown?
In fancy I can see the land
All silent, cold and still,
Within the grasp of Winter's hand,
The woodland and the hill.”

Edith Northin Hamer in "Kennebunkport Poems" 1939

A Silent Winter’s Day at Turbat’s Creek: Photo by Robert Dennis


KCT Thought of the Week, January 13, 2017

"Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow." ~ Melody Beattie
Grateful for Another Day in the Kennebunks: Photo by Stacey Link

KCT Thought of the Week, December 30, 2016

The Night After Christmas
“When the song of the angels is stilled, When the star in the sky is gone,
When the kings and princes are home, When the shepherds are back with their flock,
The work of Christmas begins:...
. . .To find the lost, To heal the broken,
To feed the hungry, To release the prisoner,
To rebuild the nations, To bring peace among brothers,
To make music in the heart.”
Howard Thurman

A Prelude to Winter: Photo by Robert Dennis

KCT Thought of the Week, December 23, 2016

“I will light candles this Christmas, Candles of joy, despite all sadness,
Candles of hope where despair keeps watch. Candles of courage where fear is ever present,
Candles of peace for tempest- tossed days, Candles of grace to ease heavy burdens.
Candles of love to inspire all my living, Candles that will burn all the year long.”
Howard Thurman

Christmas Light in Cape Porpoise Square: Photo by Robert Dennis

KCT Thought of the Week, December 9, 2016

“I am wishing you this day a happy Christmas. I would send you those gifts, which are beyond price, outlast time, and bridge all space. I wish you all laughter and pure joy, a merry heart and a clear conscience, and love which thinks no evil, is not easily provoked, and seeks not its own. I wish you the fragrance of flowers, the sweet associations of holly and mistletoe... and fir, the memory of deep woods, of peaceful hills, and of mantling snow which guards the sleep of all God’s creatures. I wish that the spirit of Christmastide may draw you into the companionship with Him who giveth all.” ~ Victorian Christmas wish from Church of England’s, Bishop Remington.

The Joyful Gift of a Kennebunkport Christmas: Photo by Robert Dennis