A Husband in Winter

By John Cuddeback for FRONT PORCH REPUBLIC

“At the very moment when the vine has shed
Its latest leaves and the cold north wind has shaken
The glory from the woods, at that same moment
The lively husbandman projects his thoughts
Into the coming year…”
Virgil, The Georgics, II, 403-406

A husband in a family is like a husband of the land. The cycle of home-life mirrors that of farm-life. And while fore-sight is always in season, winter is especially for looking to the future. The coming year is the object of careful and lively forethought.
A husband looks to the future because of those that he sees today. In his home. …

For the rest of this Wednesday Quote and reflection go to Bacon from Acorns.

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