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February 14, 2017

Kinds of kindness




Aunt Cara was not, I think, at all warm-hearted; but she was really kind and generous; and as she wished people to like her ... she managed to make up an excellent working substitute for warmth of feeling. Indeed, I have often wondered whether intelligent kindness, such as hers, is not of more value to the world at large, than warm-hearted blundering.
from Period Piece, by Gwen Raverat

Happy Valentine's Day ... I hope your day is filled with both kinds! :)



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