Monday, November 17, 2008

A new favorite

"I begin to think, that a calm is not desirable in any situation in life. Every object is beautiful in motion; a ship under sail, trees gently agitated with the wind, and a fine woman dancing, are three instances in point. Man was made for action and for bustle."

--Abigail Adams

(Thanks to Garrison Keillor and The Writers Almanac for 11/11/08)


linda jean said...

If you want to borrow a book... I have Irving Stone's fictionalization of Abigail and John's relationship. (can't remember the title, but it was on the free table at the library one day).

betsyann said...

That's what I was reading just before Abby was born. I lobbied for the name.