a few choice moments for you from our grazing-of-popular (and some most classical) Culture.
“To acquire the habit of reading is to construct for yourself a refuge from almost all of the miseries of life.”
“I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery—air, mountains, trees, people. I thought, “This is what it is to be happy.”
― Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar.
some music to do the washing up to and plan a long Voyage to France (yes, the accordions said thus)
Then is it scentless, weightless, strengthless, wholly
Untruthful? Try whispering it slowly.
No, it means you. Or, since you’re past and gone,
It means what we feel now about you then:
How beautiful you were, and near, and young….
– Philip Larkin
just in case you need to wake up and get in the car and d r i v e into the morning (as opposed to slip into a warm bubble bath fragrant with lavender) – here’s a good mix (we’re Loving this 8tracks site – it appears to be full of 20 somethings filled with angst and Vinyl and homework-to-do and fantasy television evenings with friends sharing beautiful playlists with each other across continents and other worlds.)
need a giggle?
look No Further!
and now let’s w i n d down c o m p l e t e l y.
pull that blanket closer and gaze into the tea light flame on the mantlepiece.
e x h a l e
and we made a tiny satin-covered vision board because we just wrote about doing so for Good Housekeeping (the British one) for their March Issue *shiverswithdelight* and wanted to have a few up-to-date shots to send The Picture Editor (who is very nice).
we bought them the day George took us to the flower mart.
did you spot the oil burner?
and here’s the finished piece!
and this was the sky over Beverly Hills as we drove back from meeting friends for coffee by the beach – Santa flying between the buildings.
how very los angeles.
in a really Very good way.