A lasting impression from Leigh Fermor’s Mani is inescapable heat, from which any respite is a gift.  I also like the notion of ‘seldom-failing’ allowing the possibility that blessings can come and go, giving you all the more reason to cherish them when they come.

May your blessings seldom fail.

‘All at once a further wonder came to increase our well-being: a cool breath of wind.  This is one of the seldom-failing blessings of midsummer in the Peloponnese.’

Source: Patrick Leigh Fermor, Mani: Travels in the Southern Peloponnese, introduction by Michael Gorra, New York: New York Review of Books, 2006 (1958), p. 23

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