Archive for December 27th, 2016


El-ahrairah’s new Owsla member

December 27, 2016

Richard Adams, author of Watership Down, has passed away.

I adore Watership Down.  The ending of the novel is one of the most beautiful and moving I have ever read.  It’s is wonderfully understated, with a moment of realization so deliciously woven from an obscure side-tale from earlier in the book and culminating with the ultimate fulfillment and expression of who Hazel was.  I re-read at least the ending once a year, and the book in its entirety frequently.  It is a story of great layers and depth, of characters and journeys, and, as befitting of a tale about rabbits for whom storytelling is paramount, it itself is a novel that features great storytelling.  It flows.

Adams was 96.  He led a good life and left an incredible legacy.


“My heart has joined the Thousand, for my friend stopped running today.”




Philosophy Tuesday

December 27, 2016

This is a philosophical statement.  It is intended to spark thinking and examining.

“In the end, I think people make experiences wonderful,

not the other way around.”

John Green (click for video)