On a day when many people will be spending precious time with friends and family, this quotation resonates. But Christmas Day is one day of the year, and diamond-precious hours can happen any time, in joy or pain.
Feel free to send me a description of some hours you have spent that were more precious than diamonds. For me, this year, there were many, including the first time I saw my brother in hospital after we nearly lost him. It was for minutes rather than hours, but the principle applies.
‘There are times when hours are more precious than diamonds.’
Source: Patrick Leigh Fermor, Between the Woods and the Water (London: Penguin Books, 1986), p.154
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