Friends of the Richelieu. A river. A passion.

"Tout cedit pays est fort uny, remply de forests, vignes & noyers. Aucuns Chrestiens n'estoient encores parvenus jusques en cedit lieu, que nous, qui eusmes assez de peine à monter le riviere à la rame. " Samuel de Champlain

"All this region is very level and full of forests, vines and butternut trees. No Christian has ever visited this land and we had all the misery of the world trying to paddle the river upstream." Samuel de Champlain

Friday, October 13, 2017

The Frailty of Life

Photo: Blue Ridge Discovery Center

"How frail each life is. We mow a meadow, and kill a thousand butterflies. The racket of the mower, the sound of a fist hitting flesh, an american bomb striking a Middle Eastern city - perhaps in the way of these things the only difference among them is that of scale, We keep on walking toward clamour and then cannot accept what that clamour shows us." - Jane Urquhart , Sanctuary Line