…for though she was ordinary, she possessed health, wit, courage, charm, and cheerfulness. But because she was not beautiful, no one ever seemed to notice these other qualities, which is so often the way of the world.
They rode out together from the shadows of the trees, leaving the Bala Hissar and the glowing torch of the burning Residency behind them, and spurred away across the flat lands towards the mountains… And it may even be that they found their Kingdom.
Common sense will nearly always stand you in better stead than a slavish adherence to the conventions.
within that ageing outer shell we remain very much the same as we did in our late teens and early twenties.
I still subscribe to the minority view that all horses are offensive weapons and not to be trusted a yard.
It is not an easy thing to be a woman and love with the whole heart: which men do not understand — having many loves, and delighting in danger and war.
Oh, Lord, forgive three sins that are due to my human limitations. Thou art Everywhere, but I worship thee here: Thou art without form, but I worship thee in these forms; Thou needest no praise, yet I offer thee these prayers and salutations. Lord, forgive three sins that are due to my human limitations.” – Ash