Dear Don: Mister Fox…

Mister FoxDear Don,

Well, that was a weekend and a half! Even though, as always, it ended way too soon. What a wonderful way to end it though…It began with seeing the poster for our Mister Fox book And ended with the Foxes themselves!  And you can read the whole of the Rubáiyát now too, instead of having me quote verses piecemeal.

I did check the etymology of ‘kettle’… you are out of luck, it does not…officially at least… share an origin with ‘catch’. Your turban was more interesting; one of the biblical terms for it also denotes a diadem…which may originally have been just a wrapping, but has come to mean so much more.

I’m inclined to agree about the motion of the heavens. Civilisation does need ‘a star to sail by’ after all. We have talked often enough of those who, before the advent of more earthbound technologies, would have simply gazed up in wonder and watched the procession of the heavenly bodies as they crossed the blackness of an unpolluted sky. How could they not wonder? And observing their dance, extend the notion of time itself out across their perception.

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About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email:
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