Saturday, August 27, 2011
Being One with Nature...
I just talked to Philip...all is still well. Lots of blowing wind, but he sees no damage or flooding except from the heavy rains.
He is cheery and wanted me to share a quote with you that will help explain why he stayed.
This is from Henry Beston's book The Outermost House. The quote goes like this , "The world today is sick to its thin blood for lack of elemental things."
I read that book myself this summer and loved the lonely writings from this man. It is very similar to Henry David Thoreau.
Philip is also surrounded by the walls of his grandfather. Those walls have survived hurricanes and now will have more stories from Irene.
He thanks you all for your comments, as do I. And yes, Zoie, Opa lives!!