Quote of the Day – January 6

In the evening, Alice sat on her grandfather’s knee and listened to his stories of faraway places. When he had finished, Alice would say, “When I grow up, I too will go to faraway places, and when I grow old, I too will live beside the sea.”

“That is all very well, little Alice,” said her grandfather, “but there is a third thing you must do.”

“What is that?” asked Alice

“You must do something to make the world more beautiful,” said her grandfather.

~Barbara Cooney, Miss Rumphius  (1982)

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