“You say grace …

English: Minnesota state photograph "Grac...
English: Minnesota state photograph “Grace” (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“You say grace before meals.
All right.
But I say grace before the play and the opera,
And grace before the concert and pantomime,
And grace before I open a book,
And grace before sketching, painting,
Swimming, fencing, boxing, walking, playing, dancing;
And grace before I dip the pen in the ink.”
–G.K. Chesterton

4 thoughts on ““You say grace …

  1. I have always loved the quote:

    If the only prayer you ever say in your whole life is “thank you,” that would suffice.
    – Meister Eckhart

    Thanks for the reminder!

    1. I know, that’s one of my all-time favorite quotes. Amazing how such a brief quote can contain so much truth!

  2. One of my faves. GKC also said Grace before lighting a cigar; a practice I adopted years ago. I think I’ll try remembering to apply it to baseball this year.

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