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My eyes on the Isle of Wight: memories of a (sunny) Christmas holiday

“Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you who you are.”

{Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin}mince piemince piesmince pie

“So the tree rustles in the evening, when we stand uneasy before our own childish thoughts: Trees have long thoughts, long-breathing and restful, just as they have longer lives than ours. They are wiser than we are, as long as we do not listen to them. But when we have learned how to listen to trees, then the brevity and the quickness and the childlike hastiness of our thoughts achieve an incomparable joy. Whoever has learned how to listen to trees no longer wants to be a tree. He wants to be nothing except what he is. That is home. That is happiness.”

{Hermann Hesse, Bäume. Betrachtungen und Gedichte}christmas tree

“After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relations.”
{Oscar Wilde, A Woman of No Importance}christmas lunch

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“Anybody can be good in the country. ”

{Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray}
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“The breaking of a wave cannot explain the whole sea.”

{Vladimir Nabokov}
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“Those who live by the sea can hardly form a single thought of which the sea would not be part.”
{Hermann Broch}

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“Nights and days came and passed
And summer and winter
and the rain.
And it was good to be a little Island.
A part of the world
and a world of its own
All surrounded by the bright blue sea.”

{Margaret Wise Brown, The Little Island}

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“I roamed the countryside searching for answers to things I did not understand. “{Leonardo da Vinci}

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“Perhaps I should not have been a fisherman, he thought. But that was the thing that I was born for.”
{Ernest Hemingway, The Old Man and the Sea}

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“The fairies, as their custom, clapped their hands with delight over their cleverness, and they were so madly in love with the little house that they could not bear to think they had finished it.”
{ J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens}

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“A man travels the world over in search of what he needs and returns home to find it.”

{George Moore, The Brook Kerith}

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