Friday, May 23, 2008

Memorial Day Weekend

Sad news yesterday: My dad's best friend from childhood, Peter Higgins, died over the weekend. "He was honest, and generous: a good chap. And my best friend. I'll miss him terribly." He was the last of my dad's friends from growing up. He was also a great host and treated me so well when I visited during my year in France. He and his family were fantastic. I'll miss him too.

I saw this quote at Cooking in the 'Cuse and had to share. Have a good weekend, all.

E. B. White

If the world were merely seductive, that would be easy. If it were merely challenging, that would be no problem. But I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve (or save) the world and a desire to enjoy (or savor) the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.

Source: Notes and Comment, the New Yorker

1 comment:

runnerfrog said...

Well, I'm just a reader, but that doesn't make less true that I'm sorry for the loss of your family friend. Good people make life worth living and enjoying, so it is in the measure of our missing for lovely people that we see how much good we can do too.