A worthy journey

white rabbit cameo clay wall piece. Cathy Kiffney
This fellow is available in my Etsy shop


I know what we ought to be looking for – a high, lonely place with dry soil, where rabbits can see and hear all round and men hardly ever come. Wouldn't that be worth a journey?”  
From the novel Watership Down by Richard Adams

white rabbit with blue necklace, Cathy Kiffney Studio
 Part of an essay, not by me, explains the story of Watership Down. This book made such a big impression on me....

"Although the rabbits have a different idea of a better place, they all constantly seek a better place to live, better things to eat, and better government. Watership Down mirrors many Romantic philosophies. The ideas of freedom and rebellion against tyranny are themes that run throughout the book, just as they were present throughout the Romantic period. Fiver and Hyzenthlay represent the individualism and imagination that were valued by Romantics. Watership Down also functions as an allegory representing different qualities in humans and different forms of government. The importance of Romantic ideas and their relevance in the modern world is shown in Richard Adams’ 1972 novel, Watership Down.