Thanks Omella Pisanie for my Traveler’s Notebook and the Roman Bronze Oxidised ink. I like them.

The word ‘traveller’ is attractive; the Mandarin of it is fascinating 羁 the character decomposition recalling halter, reins, leather, horse, explorer.

These are cogent for my quinquennial anniversary today in the town of Henfield.

Writing about my thoughts is a sort of belief; the English etymology of the word ‘believe’ is quite beautiful even if uncertainty for it still abounds.

One association with ‘leaf’ – growth thriving – despite a charge of ‘speculative semantics’ caused Shakespeare to express -

This is the state of man; today he puts forth the tender Leaves of Hope, tomorrow Blossomes.

Christophe

Acknowledgement OED