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Turrets and dormers

“I hereby proclaim that I love turrets and dormers, and massive wooden staircases and fireplace mantels, and curvy old antiques and Oriental carpets and crystal chandeliers and even velvet curtains. And yes, I love tchotchkes. I have a house full of them.”            — Zofia Smardz One of the things I most enjoy about the blogosphere, or …

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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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Making life more bearable

“The arts are not a way to make a living. They are a very human way of making life more bearable. Practicing an art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow…” — Kurt Vonnegut “What is the purpose of your blog?”  That’s a question others have asked occasionally …

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Until I write

“I cannot see what I have gone through until I write it down. I am blind without a pencil…But it does seem a slow and wasteful process. (Like walking, tapping with a cane.)…There is so much waste in creativity, always.  But there is something curious about creativity: the trying-too-hard for results seems to defeat itself.” …

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Sharing their experience

“I want to thank anyone who spends a part of their day creating, I don’t care if it’s a book, a film, a painting, a dance, a piece of theater, a piece of music – anybody who spends part of their day sharing their experience with us – I think this world would be unlivable …

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Turrets, dormers and tchotchkes

“I hereby proclaim that I love turrets and dormers, and massive wooden staircases and fireplace mantels, and curvy old antiques and Oriental carpets and crystal chandeliers and even velvet curtains. And yes, I love tchotchkes. I have a house full of them.”            — Zofia Smardz One of the things I most enjoy about the blogosphere, or …

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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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You can’t buy Christmas

“You can’t buy Christmas: you have to make it.”  — Ashleigh Brilliant Store displays can amuse and inspire, but each Christmas is a home-made treasure.  Here’s hoping that you are creating a happy one this year.

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