Friday, September 21, 2012


                           LITTLE GIDDING V
                           We shall not cease from exploration
                           And the end of all our exploring
                           Will be to arrive where we started
                           And know the place for the first time.
                           Through the unknown, remembered gate
                           When the last of earth left to discover
                           Is that which was the beginning;
                           At the source of the longest river
                           The voice of the hidden waterfall
                           And the children in the apple-tree
                           Not known, because not looked for
                           But heard, half heard, in the stillness
                           Between the two waves of the sea.
                           Quick now, here, now, always--
                           A condition of complete simplicity
                           (Costing not less than everything)
                           And all shall be well and
                           All manner of things shall be well
                           When the tongues of flame are in-folded
                           Into the crowned knot of fire
                           And the fire and the rose are one.

                                          T. S. Eliot

 Mandala for World Peace 
48 paper boats carrying a prayer for global unification

Rosa Mira Book's PR Person(ality)* gathers up his kids and his Licorice Allsort banners 
and takes to the streets of Dunedin. (Artwork by RMB principal Penelope Todd.)


*Ratty is no ordinary rodent. A creature of noble aspirations, his adventurous and unconventional family are pretty impressive, too. . . If you haven't already met them, you can do so herehere & here


  1. Very nice prayer that Little Gidding.

    Thank you, Claire!

  2. Hello dear Mim - it is a 'very nice prayer' isn't it?!

    I still have a vivid image of you in your purple crocs, painting pears and tomatoes and onions with MS (the two of you eating said tomatoes for lunch). A warming image that makes me smile.

    Love to you, C ; )