Tuesday, 19 March 2013
A Card from Ben
I received a card from Ben. A man pulls autumn leaves from the thatched roof of a house, using a net on the end of a long stick. Simon Garden used oil on panel and named the painting ‘Leaf Gathering’. I opened the card and read Ben’s delightfully chosen quote, by R L Stevenson: "I have been after an adventure all my life, a pure dispassionate adventure, such as befell early and heroic voyagers; and thus to be found by morning in a random wood-side nook – not knowing north from sound, as strange to my surroundings as the first man upon the earth – was to find a fraction of my daydreams realised."