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Pleasure eternally new

“There’s a joy without canker or cark,   There’s a pleasure eternally new,   ‘Tis to gloat on the glaze and the mark   Of china that’s ancient and blue…” — Andrew Lang Although a man wrote these words, most of the people I know who would really understand them are women.  I’ve found that I …

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Restraint must enter

“An element of abstention, of restraint, must enter into all finer joys.” — Vida D. Scudder I think one of the nicest things we can do for ourselves is learning to enjoy things without wanting to own them.  This is trickier with some things than with others, of course, and what appeals to the eyes …

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Pleasure eternally new

“There’s a joy without canker or cark,   There’s a pleasure eternally new,   ‘Tis to gloat on the glaze and the mark   Of china that’s ancient and blue…” — Andrew Lang Although a man wrote these words, most of the people I know who would really understand them are women.  I’ve found that I …

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