July 1997

"Not till the fire is
dying in the grate,
Look we for any
kinship with the stars.
Oh, wisdom never comes
when it is gold,
And the great price
we paid for it full worth:
We have it only when
we are half earth.
Little avails that
coinage to the old!"

George Meredith

glenbank twinkle
photo © 1997 the archive of light