There’s nothing . . absolutely nothing . . half so much worth doing as simply messing around in boats.

Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows

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Water is the formless potential out of which creation emerged. It is the ocean of unconsciousness enveloping the islands of consciousness. Water bathes us at birth and again at death, and in between it washes away sin. It is by turns the elixir of life or the renewing rain or the devastating flood.

(Scott Russell Sanders, Writing from the Center)

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3 thoughts on “There’s nothing . . absolutely nothing . . half so much worth doing as simply messing around in boats.”

  1. This was a favourite quote of my mother – she loved messing about in the various boats she had over the years. In her latter years her boating as done on the Rideau River in southern Ontario. She named one of her boats Discreet so that when she was out in her boat she would be …. in Discreet.

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