Sunday, 18 September 2011

Message from Miss Hamid to Din

Extract from 'The Wind in the Willows' by Kenneth Grahame - Chapter 1 'The River Bank'

He thought his happiness was complete when, as he meandered aimlessly along, suddenly he stood by the edge of a full-fed river.  Never in his life had he seen a river before - this sleek, sinuous, full-bodied animal, chasing and chuckling, gripping things with a gurgle and leaving them with a laugh, to fling itself on fresh playmates that shook themselves free, and were caught and held again.  All was a-shake and a-shiver - glints and gleams and sparkles, rustle and swirl,chatter and bubble.  The Mole was bewitched, entranced, fascinated.  By the side of the river he trotted as one trots, when very small, by the side of a man who holds one spell-bound by exciting stories; and when tired at last, he sat on the bank, while the river still chattered on to him, a babbling procession of the best stories in the world, sent from the heart of the earth to be told at last to the insatiable sea.

Notice the little red sign -  from so long ago?

 Have a good, safe journey in your venture Mr Mole.


Always listen to the moving water - the water that moves physically and to move you emotionally.



............that your voice shall never falter.

8 comments:

ph said...

Wonder if the Mole's legs are still as sexy as before ?

mekyam said...

hi aSH, i haven't visited for so long. i plead what ails many, too many things to mind and too much for the mind.

just want to say what a delightful send-off to the Mole this entry is and what sound advice that exhortation to listen to the water is. the air can carry more misleading sounds.

listen to your teach and keep your ears close to the ground, mr mole, even if your defective eyes quite missed the red sign... :D

anak si-hamid said...

Thank you ph,

Were they ever?

Will you just concentrate on more cerebral matters?

anak si-hamid said...

Lovely to 'see' you mekyam and thank you.

Good advice from you too - to Mr Mole.

There's just 'too much babbling' of the worst stories coming not from the heart and head but from the stomach of earthlings.

bekoo said...

Hi Ms Hamid,
once again i was about to call and then i looked at the time: 7.39pm.. not a good time, you are most probably makaning.. How are you and especially Howz dear unc?

Hello Din, our ole friend,
I don't know what this is about, but best of luck with your endevour (i suspect i hv spelt this wrongly - my spelling is v bad).
lots of luv, bekoo

bru said...

thank you miss hamid, mek yam, ph and bekoo, the Mole got off to a roaring start which is a lot better than a boring start! Our CEO reported tat within 48 hours we got some 15000 hits and more than 80 blogs have registered with us. Am wondering when you guys are going to stop the lip service and actually start filling up those registration forms. if you dont already have a blog pls open one.

- Still hot legs

anak si-hamid said...

Oi Bek my dear,

We're both in good nick - it seems we are always makan-ing. Good to see you here.

anak si-hamid said...

Thank you Din,

May you be showered with a blitz of bits and blogs.

We look forward to Mr Mole's travels on his 'hot legs'.