Saturday, 4 September 2010

Great Expectations

Often, I think, our expectations of acquisitons and events let us down. We dream of perfection. We expect too much. But, sometimes, what just turns out to be a perfect afternoon, in a lush, green place, as today's, can free us of all the baggage of expectation and desire and let us just enjoy the moment. A nice drink or two, a perfectly accomplished BBQ and good company: what more can we really ask. Just let it happen and remember Hilaire Belloc's fine lines:

"From quiet homes and first beginning,
Out to the undiscovered ends,
There's nothing worth the wear of winning
But laughter and the love of friends.

The BBQ took place on the mountain just to the right of the centre of the photograph, which was taken from the far side of one of the town lagoons.

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