When I was growing up my family spent a lot of time at the lake house where we still choose not to have a television.....Countless games of Monopoly, Scrabble, PIT, Hearts, Mastermind, Trivial Pursuit, Compatibility, Boggle and even Pretty, Pretty Princess have been played around my grandmother's old oak table and next door at my parent's camp.....
Happy, happy times were had...lots of laughing, lots of chocolate chip cookies and brownies consumed.....
Consequently, in my travels to the thrift store or flea market, whenever I spy an old monopoly game or a deck of cards or a bingo or scrabble game or anagrams or dominoes or dice.......I cannot help myself and usually bring it home with me..... as long as it is a dollar or less of course.....I use some of the game pieces in my art projects and the cards or game boards for display purposes as some of the graphics are really fun and interesting but a lot of this collection is simply stashed........always at the ready to be called into play and have fun with! Do you have a favorite game?
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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