Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Book Notes: "The Wind in the Willows," by Kenneth Grahame
"The Wind in the Willows," by Kenneth Grahame is, of course, a classic. But it's a classic I hadn't read before (though I'd encountered bits of the chapter with Pan in various other publications).
It's a story about Mole, and his friends who live on or near the riverbank, particularly Rat and Toad and Badger.
I loved Mole. And I loved Rat, too, and I enjoyed and appreciated the venerable and valiant Badger.
I pretty much hated Toad, though, and I disliked almost every scene he was in.
I have a terrible feeling that the moral of the story is that We Are All Toad, and that we don't deserve the beautiful and joyous life on the riverbank, except that we have Friends who help us win back our Heritage, and so we are all Recipients of Grace, but... I still don't like Toad.
I expect I'll read "The Wind in the Willows" again. Because it is beautiful.
Except for the parts with Toad. Maybe I should be good enough to read those again.
But I don't think that I am.
Peace of Christ to you,
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