Monday, December 30, 2013

Stationery Quote

In advance of writing thank you notes, I took out some notecards that came in this pretty little box -- oh yeah, I am a sucker for that type of thing, and although I've had these for a number of years, I noticed a quote on the box for the first time.

It reads:

Happiness leads none of us by the same route.

I interpret that to mean that it's OK for Mary to have her ungodly desire for salmon which I can't stand. It's also OK for her to seek out a movie about a blind orphan in the tsunami who finds a broken flute and charms people with his music as he searches for his twin sister and her dancing turtle. Portugese movie with subtitles.

So who said this? Charles Caleb Cotton. Never heard of him.

He was an essayist and British cleric who had a sad ending. According to Wikepedia:

He continued  gambling, however, and lost his French fortune. At the time of his death, Colton was living on funds received from his immediate family. An illness required surgery, but Colton dreaded the operation. He eventually killed himself rather than undergo the procedure.


Barbara said...

Was happiness misspelled on the box? I thought that's what this was going to be about.

Pat said...

yes, it was, but not intentionally --- i just fixed it.