In the 1870s Robert Louis Stevenson ambled over a rocky bit of France helped and hindered by a donkey he came to love even while being frequently furious with her ornery stubbornness. Perhaps she thought the same of him.

Here he relishes a moment of place-peace, and I liked his description of well-being as of feeling ‘light and quiet and content’.  May you feel so on a regular basis.

‘I have not often enjoyed a place more deeply. I moved in an atmosphere of pleasure, and felt light and quiet and content.’


Source: Robert Louis Stevenson, Travels with a Donkey in the Cévennes (London: Penguin Books, 2004 (1879)), p. 92

Photo credits: HubertRams and Free-Photos at pixabay


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