Just met up with our good friend Liz Pugh who will be chairing the launch of The Kilfinan Treasure at West Kilbride library on June 13th. Slightly nervous – I know she will ask some incisive questions. Fortunately she enjoyed the book. It brought back memories of one of her favourites: Treasure Island by R L Stevenson. A suitable opportunity to reflect on the meaning of “treasure”.
The Kingdom of Heaven is like
Rare treasure hidden in a field:
Even if it costs everything, you may strike
A vein where pure gold is concealed.
Seek treasure that is safe from moth and rust
Ultimately, it is worth the endeavour.
Riches and wealth will end up as dust
Easter’s ransom holds its value forever.