In response to Tuesday’s posting on my favourite poem, Anne sent me this verse by Rudyard Kipling.
God gave all men all earth to love
But since our hearts are small
Ordained for each
One spot shall prove
Beloved over all.
Her favourite place is the Isle of Mull (although she’d settle for Blair Atholl). Mine is also a Scottish island – the Isle of Arran. (Click) Less than two hours from Glasgow (45 minutes in the car plus 50 minutes on the ferry), it’s often referred to as Scotland in Miniature.
Except for a cityscape, everything to be found in Scotland is in Arran; mountains, pasture, towns, villages, caves, forests, ancient standing stones, castles, beaches, waterfalls and even palm trees. Yes, palm trees!
I’ve visited Arran at least once a year since I was seven and I love it. It’s where my soul breathes. If you ever get the chance to visit, go!