What a fine, ringing send-off.  Think about it next time you wave goodbye to a friend – why not send them towards the good and wish them ‘the Good Hour’.


We hoisted our bundles and set off downhill.

“Go towards the Good,” one of them said, and the other,

“May you have the Good Hour!”


Source: Patrick Leigh Fermor, Mani: Travels in the Southern Peloponnese, introduction by Michael Gorra (New York: New York Review of Books, 2006 (1958)), p. 26

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