06 August

6 August 1920

2 Portland Villas, Hampstead - London

"And if a man will consider life in its whole circuit, and see how superabundantly it is furnished with what is extraordinary and beautiful and great, he shall soon know for what we were born."

How beautiful little children are! I shall kneel before them and...

It was Southey who made the charming remark that no house was complete unless it had in it a child rising six years and a kitten rising six months.

"Courage, my darling!" But the soft word was fatal. Down fell her tears.

The inaudible and noiseless foot of time.

The word which haunts me is egocentric.

Rising above all pain, and all infirmity-rising above everything.

[KM Notebooks, undated]