a sunday spring clean with monsieur proust.

darlings

some spring cleaning was in Order.

newtgbackgroundspring2014a new background for teamgloria.com

(and some Tweaking on the “parent navigation bar” shade-wise, a removal of some no-longer-needed-objects therein as well).

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re-folding and applying lavender scented drops on the drawer liners in the linen closet (or “airing cupboard” for our British friends).

a moment of pause to take in a little Proust:

“Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.”
― Marcel Proust

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taking photographs of the new decorated mini match-boxes (not by us, they’re available at many small shops and special grocery stores in the vicinity of sunset boulevard or just off bundy in brentwood if you’re in Town) before placing them (carefully) around the house nearby (but not too near) the Scented candles.

a drive to the Beach to see some friends very early this morning. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAthinking once again of Monsieur Proust:

“Always try to keep a patch of sky above your life.”
― Marcel ProustSwann’s Way

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flowers and a Reverie make You think of Proust, aussi?

“Remembrance of things past is not necessarily the remembrance of things as they were.”
― Marcel Proust

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“We don’t receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for us or spare us.”
― Marcel Proust

and now, to end, perhaps a little Brahms – for Clarinet?

we have remembered why we came here (very nearly three years ago).

it was to celebrate glorious people, places and things.

*exhale*

and to That – well – we shall return.

starting with today.

the last word, quite naturally and Properly, belongs to Proust:

“Every reader finds himself. The writer’s work is merely a kind of optical instrument that makes it possible for the reader to discern what, without this book, he would perhaps never have seen in himself.”
― Marcel ProustTime Regained

*deep_curtsey*

*cheery_wave_to_camera_1*

see you as Monday approaches, or fades, depending on the plans of who-we-are-in-RL………

8 thoughts on “a sunday spring clean with monsieur proust.

  1. arbrav says:

    George would be proud to see how his own questions about rembrance and reader/writer’s work relationship were already phrased by Proust (whose maturity as a writer began 1904…)

  2. LaVagabonde says:

    Lovely post. I have hesitated to read Proust, because I’ve heard that he writes long-winded, convoluted sentences. But I understood and enjoyed the quotes you posted – they were perfectly succinct. So maybe I can give his books a whirl. Those mini matchboxes are adorable. Cheers, Julie

    1. teamgloria says:

      hello fellow expat

      ah.

      he does.

      someone edited him down very cleverly (not us).

      the quotes are rather good – the books require a long illness or vacation somewhere terribly boring or good for the soul to attempt…

      *wavingfromlosangeles*

      _tg

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