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


KCT Thought of the Week, September 29, 2017

“The images of a long lifetime remain vivid for the nation’s oldest surviving president (George H. W. Bush), but he will not rank them.  They are a continuum, it seems, not a hierarchy. ‘At age 93 now, I have too many memories to separate just one or two out,’ Bush wrote in the e-mail.  ‘But let me say this.  It’s where my parents were married.  It’s where some of my grandchildren were married too.  So the town (Kennebunkport), and its people, are a part of my heartbeat.  It’s always been that way, and thus may it ever be.’”  Brian MacQuarrie in the Boston Globe, July 4, 2017

Walker’s Point: Photo by Robert Dennis