Robertson Davies

The late Robertson Davies, one of my favorite authors, would have been a great blogger. I’m savoring a collection of his early letters, written from 1938-1975. After reading the following letter, I can imagine him taking on the likes of Josh Claybourn. I love his wit.

Dear Madam: I think I understood you to say, in your Wednesday night radio address, that the tempo of living in Australia is markedly slower than that of this continent. Madam, beware! You have trodden on the rattlesnake of local patriotism! Here in Peterborough I venture to say that we can show you a tempo of living slower than any in the world! Let the kangaroo tremble in his bed! The Beaver of the Kawarthas can out-drowse him any day of the week! Adieu, rash Antipodean – One of the Seventy Times Seven Sleepers of Peterborough
Darryl Dash

Darryl Dash

I'm a grateful husband, father, oupa, and pastor of Grace Fellowship Church Don Mills. I love learning, writing, and encouraging. I'm on a lifelong quest to become a humble, gracious old man.
Toronto, Canada