"After all...I belive the nicest and sweetest days are not those on which anything very splendid or wonderful or exciting happens but just those that bring simple little pleasures, following one another softy, like pearls slipping off a string.
"...they found a road leading into the heart of acres of glimmering beech and maple woods, which were all in a wondrous glow of flame and gold, lying in a great purple stillness and peace.
"It's as if the year were kneeling to pray in a vst cathedral full of mellow stained light, isn't it?"
Commenting on the name Lavendar--It's so suggestive of sweetness and old-fashioned graces and 'silk attire.'
....a lovely idea....Living so that you beautify your name, even if it wasn't beautiful to begin with, making it stand in people's thoughts for something so lovely and pleasant that they never think of it by itself."