Miss Rumphius by Barbary Cooney
“‘When I grow up,’ I tell her, ‘I too will go to faraway places and come home to live by the sea.’
‘That is all very well, little Alice,’ says my aunt, ‘but there is a third thing you must do.’
‘What is that?’ I ask.
‘You must do something to make the world more beautiful.’
‘All right,’ I say.
But I do not know yet what that can be.”
Yes, there is a copy of this book on my desk, always, obviously.
lupins, lupins everywhere … . even in my front yard!