Mahler’s Ruckert Lieder, the Cowper Madonna, Brideshead Revisited, Elgar’s Dream of Gerontius, my sixteen year old daughter playing Chopin, T.S.Eliot’s Four Quartets, red wine at nine, fresh bread in the morning, Therese of Lisieux, a brown lab and a black lab who greet me all a-wagging, my wife tired but happy, my Volvo motorcar, Dame Janet Baker in song, my fourteen year old son serving at the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, Mendlessohn’s Elijah, Dante, George Herbert, my twelve year old son beating me at chess, roses, Beethoven’s string quartets, the Rule of St Benedict, Compline sung by the monks of Quarr, my eighteen year old son running cross country with the wind in his face, my Honda motorcycle, swimming at six in summer, Brahms, memories of England better more than worse, Oxford and Rome.