Saturday, September 23, 2006

G.K. Chesterton, "Saying Grace"

You say grace before meals.
All right.
But I say grace before the play and the opera,
And grace before the concert and the pantomime,
And grace before I open a book,
And grace before sketching, painting,
Swimming, fencing, boxing, walking, playing, dancing;
And grace before I dip the pen in the ink.

by G.K. Chesterton
cited in Frederick Buechner's Speak What We Feel (Not What We Ought To Say)