Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Quote du jour/Penelope Fitzgerald

Writing of the pleasure of having grandchildren, Penelope Fitzgerald says,

‘It is such a joy to have someone who wishes to sit with you on a sofa and listen to a watch tick.' 

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  1. I have no grandchildren, but I just understand and love that quote. Thanks for finding it, Nan!

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    1. I read it in Susan Hill's Howards End is on the Landing!

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  2. What a wonderful quote. It is oh so true. I remember those days.

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    1. We are constantly amazed when we take care of Hazel Nina how interested she is in the littlest things.

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    1. It is wonderful how they slow us right down, isn't it?!

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  4. Oh, Nan, how I love this. Ever since Kezzie was an infant, she and I have cuddled at bedtime, rocking back and forth to ticking of her clock, first me, now both of us, saying "Tick tock goes the clock. Tick. Tock. Ticktock. I will save this, and use this, and I thank you for the joy of it.

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  5. What a perfect quote. We are so lucky to have a partner like that.

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  6. That is so true! I remember when granddaughter Nora was perfectly fascinated for hours just going over the beads and "jewels" in my bracelet. And I looked down on that little silky-haired head thinking I was the luckiest grandmother alive.

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    1. That's just what I think every single minute!

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  7. Yes, just to BE! (And now I must remember to hold on to that feeling and know it is good.).

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