My sweet sister MB likes to tell folks that I buy old books for their color. This is true, at least partially. I really do buy books for content too....and not only to read. Sometimes, I like the text or the graphics or the pictures......all to use in my "art" or to decorate with. I have been known to even buy new books in a foreign language that I don't know because of the pictures.....case in point...Jeanne D'Arc Living's books French Atmosphere and Jul both written in Danish......This set of old brown books entitled History of England written in 1865 by Henry Hallam were attractive to me because of their rich color....the gold lettering and the texture of the wonderful old paper. How lucky to have all 5 volumes......Evi's rabbits and a Nicole Sayre doll sit along side them and my great grandmother looks down and watches over it all.
To live content with small means.... To seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion.... To be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not rich.... To study hard, think quietly, talk gently, act frankly.... To listen to stars and birds, to babes and sages, with open heart.... To bear all cheerfully, do all bravely, await occasions, hurry never.... In a word, to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious, grow up through the common.... ...........this is to be my symphony.
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