Posts tagged Irish Linen
Excerpt | I Like You

“I really like you, Midori. A lot.”
“How much is a lot?”
“Like a spring bear,” I said.
“A spring bear?” Midori looked up again. “What’s that all about? A spring bear.”
“You’re walking through a field all by yourself one day in spring, and this sweet little bear cub with velvet fur and shiny little eyes comes walking along. And he says to you, “Hi, there, little lady. Want to tumble with me?’ So you and the bear cub spend the whole day in each other’s arms, tumbling down this clover-covered hill. Nice, huh?”
“Yeah. Really nice.”
“That’s how much I like you.” 

Murakami, H. (1987 ) Norwegian Wood

Et Cetera | Summer Palette
 
By Victor Mirabelli, 2016

By Victor Mirabelli, 2016

 
Excerpt | Which Way

“Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?"
"That depends a good deal on where you want to get to."
"I don't much care where -"
"Then it doesn't matter which way you go.” 

Carroll, L. (1865) Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Excerpt | Next Summer

"Harry, I've left a letter telling your aunt and uncle not to worry -" 
"They won't," said Harry. 
"That you're safe -" 
"That'll just depress them."
" - and you'll see them next summer." 
"Do I have to?" 

Rowling, J. K. (2003) Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Et Cetera | Pierre-Auguste Renoir
 
Picking Flowers, 1875

Picking Flowers, 1875

 
Excerpt | Dill

Summer was our best season:
it was sleeping on the back screened porch in cots,
or trying to sleep in the treehouse;
summer was everything good to eat;
it was a thousand colours in a parched landscape;
but most of all, summer was Dill.

Lee, H. (1960) To Kill A Mockingbird

Et Cetera | Adolf Heinrich Claus Hansen
 
Summer day at Fredensborg Palace, Denmark 1859–1925

Summer day at Fredensborg Palace, Denmark 1859–1925

 
Excerpt | Yoko Ono

Spring passes and one remembers one's innocence.
Summer passes and one remembers one's exuberance.
Autumn passes and one remembers one's reverence.
Winter passes and one remembers one's perseverance.

Excerpt | Wisdom

Wisdom speaks with a silent tongue.

Skelton, M. (2006) Endymion Spring

Excerpt | Perspective

What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.

Steinbeck, J. (1962) Travels with Charley: In Search of America

Excerpt | Albert Camus

In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer.

And that makes me happy. For it says that no matter how hard the world pushes against me, within me, there’s something stronger – something better, pushing right back.

Excerpt | New Beginning

And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.

Fitzgerald, F. Scott (1925) The Great Gatsby

Et Cetera | Green Living
 
Garden and House, Tokyo, Japan, by Ryue Nishizawa of SANAA, completed 2009 Photography by Iwan Baan

Garden and House, Tokyo, Japan, by Ryue Nishizawa of SANAA, completed 2009
Photography by Iwan Baan