The Right Card

A wonderful gift is to know someone so well that he sends you the right Valentine’s card. I’m not given to treacly sentiments; I don’t like roses unless they are wild and smell heavenly; and surely I don’t need more jewelry.

So this morning, Valentine’s Day, I found the card below at my place at the table.

Card (c) Chris Moncrieff, Persimmon Press

Card (c) Chris Moncrieff, Persimmon Press

It says, “I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.” –Elwyn Brooks White.

I had to look him up to recognize him as E.B. White, the author of Charlotte’s Web and the co-author (with Strunk) of Elements of Style. It made me laugh with delight. Which is perfect for Valentine’s Day.

Quinn McDonald is a life- and creativity coach. She’s married to Kent, a personal chef. They live in the Sonoran desert.

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One response to “The Right Card

  1. Great card. Great cat. Great quote. Great guy, hmm? :-)

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