The challenges do continue. I am off to Shropshire this weekend to meet up with some Kili friends and hike round Wales. In the rain, I am quite sure. But there will be laughter, I am also sure of that. It will also be a chance for me to do some thinking. And I have been doing a lot of that recently, specifically on the theme of generosity and why people do what they do. Why are people generous? Why are all these people supporting the library? Why are we building something for children we don't know in a country far away? Why do we help those we know and love AND those we don't. Why do we open our hearts, knowing full well that it often leads to grief?
Because we all need to be loved and we all need to give love. And as we are a complicated lot, we need to do it various and varied ways. We donate to MacMillan Cancer Fund, we lavish dogs with affection, and we support friends who are building libraries. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
What a piece of work is a man,
how noble in reason,
how infinite in faculties,
in form and moving how express and admirable,
in action how like an angel,
in apprehension how like a god!