"We are born for wonder, for joy, for hope, for love, to marvel at the mystery of existence, to be ravished by the beauty of the world, to seek truth and meaning, to acquire wisdom, and by our treatment of others, to brighten the corner where we are."
"I began to realise how important it is to be an enthusiast in life. He taught me that if you are interested in something, no matter what it is, go at it full speed ahead. Embrace it with both arms, hug it, love it, and above all become passionate about it. Lukewarm is no good. Hot is no good either. White hot and passionate is the only thing to be."
"Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don't save it for a special occasion. Today is special."
I live for these leisurely long weekends to be around brilliant people or simply by myself reading magazines in my bed, listening to good music and sketching.
2012 has been wonderful so far. If the events that have occurred are any inclination of what this year will hold, it will be a brilliant year. In a whirlwind of going out to eat delicious soups, shopping for books, dancing the Charleston late at night with fantastic people, Friday nights spent simply talking and joking, and utterly brilliant conversations in the car during long Winter nights, I've also had cherished time to myself.
It snowed this week and I remembered why I always look forward to Winter so much. Among other reasons I love it for the long inspirational nights that stretch full with creativity till the early hours of the morning, I love it for the stark and stunning landscape along the horizon, and I love it for coffee and talks by the fire.
I hope your weekend is lovely, darlings!
Tomorrow night my dear Rilla and I will make popcorn and coffee and watch the newest Downton Abbey. Yes please.
***Utterly gorgeous edition of The Great Gatsby
***Forever dreaming of New York City
***The most ideal wedding [How can you deny the Valentino wedding dress?! Perfection.]
***So glad snow has finally arrived
***Downton Abbey love
***Little dreams of Summer