“In a chaotic world these books hark back to an old fashioned time of flowers pressed between pages and scribbling with pencil instead of dashing off a quick email.”
NO MAJOR SPOILERS
She dwells with Beauty, Beauty that must die…though the beauty described in Ruskin Bond’s study of pulchritude lingers on from generation to generation and Keats is featured in several other quotes.
This little aqua book continues Bond’s little book series and Bond is very clear that the subject is beauty and not that horrible word ‘pulchritude’ which would make a beauty flinch with rage. He curates quotes from far ranging sources, including Alice Walker, Tagore, Hafiz and Ninon de L’Enclos, while excluding the more obvious.
Where he finds gaps he fills them in with his own descriptions of the beauty of the mountains and the river running silver and gold, or even the now famous one of the lone fox dancing in the moonlight that gave his autobiography its title.
Bond intends the little book to act as an inspiration – there are lined pages waiting for the reader’s own musings on the subject, or for poems and observations. In a chaotic world these books hark back to an old fashioned time of flowers pressed between pages and scribbling with pencil instead of dashing off a quick email.
Added 3rd August 2018