Adaon, son of the Chief Bard Taliesin, is one of my all-time favorite literary characters. Since the Prydain Chronicles are such short, easy reads, Jarom brought the first two to work today, and I snatched Black Cauldron from him to help the morning pass. Here are some of Adaon’s wise words:
“There is much to be known, and above all much to be loved, be it the turn of the seasons or the shape of a river pebble. Indeed, the more we find to love, the more we add to the measure of our hearts.” (p. 32)
“There is truth in all things, if you understand them well.” (p. 43)
“There is a destiny laid on us to do what we must, though it is not always given us to see it.” (p. 88)
“Is there not glory enough in living the days given to us? You should know there is adventure in simply being among those we love and the things we love, and beauty, too.” (p. 92)
And, just for fun, a good Eilonwy quote:
“It was wonderful the way you were ready to smite him because of me.” (p. 49)
(I highly, highly recommend that you read the Prydain Chronicles, whether you are young or old, have kids or no kids, like reading or don’t like reading. You will most likely enjoy them.)
I love Jarom because…today he started reading my “pig boy books,” as he calls them (The Prydain Chronicles by Lloyd Alexander).
I love Jarom because…the times when I think there is no way of explaining what I mean, Jarom already knows how I feel and says the perfect things to make me feel better.