“ I suspect the truth is that we are waiting, all of us, against insurmountable odds, for something extraordinary to happen to us. ”
Khaled Hosseini, And the Mountains Echoed
“ There are too many books I haven’t read, too many places I haven’t seen, too many memories I haven’t kept long enough ”
Cat. Book. Tea. Blankets. Flannel. The perfect combination.
And sometimes I have kept my feelings to myself, because I could find no language to describe them in.”
Jane Austen, from Sense and Sensibility (Penguin Classics, 2003)
Tiny Victorian Cottage in the Woods
A dream home in a dream landscape, this tiny Victorian-style cottage used to be a hunting cabin in the Catskills. The amazing transformation was the work of one woman, Sandra Foster, who used vintage columns, flooring and wavy glass windows, and completed the carpentry herself. Most of the items were found at yard sales or crafted by her own hand. A stream runs between Ms. Foster’s cottage and the trailer that she and her husband live in. Some people don’t wait for their dream homes; they make them instead.
(Source: The New York Times)
“ Reading was my escape and my comfort, my consolation, my stimulant of choice: reading for the pure pleasure of it, for the beautiful stillness that surrounds you when you hear an author’s words reverberating in your head. ”
Paul Auster, The Brooklyn Follies
“ And I asked myself about the present: how wide it was, how deep it was, how much was mine to keep. ”
Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse-Five
“ Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours. ”