Monday, February 8, 2010

The Value of the Blog

The year is missing on this letter Uncle Brooks wrote to Mother and Dad, but in it there is a discussion of what to do with the treasures that were in the trunk from Grandma and Grandpa, so that may put this in a time frame for some. For me this became even more applicable as I read Dwight's post today of something I had no idea even existed. As the discussion about the trunk's contents is going on, Uncle Brooks is talking about the value in the treasures and the following quote really captures, metaphorically, what the blog, everyone's writing contributions, etc. continue to do for me, and I would like to think for all of us and for those to come.

The quote is from John Ruskin: "When we build, let us think that we build forever. Let it not be for present delight nor for present use alone. Let it be such work as our descendants will thank us for; and let us think, as we lay stone on stone, that a time is to come when those stones will be held sacred because our hands have touched them, and that men will say, as they look upon the labor and wrought substance of them, 'See! This our Father did for us'."

1 comment:

Elizabeth said...

Brooks' letters were always gems. Thanks for the reminder that we should be doing for our descendants.