Posts tagged Wool
Excerpt | The Giving Tree

And after a long time the boy came back again.
"I am sorry, Boy," said the tree, "but I have nothing left to give you - My apples are gone."
"My teeth are too weak for apples," said the boy.
"My branches are gone," said the tree.
"You cannot swing on them -"
"I am too old to swing on branches," said the boy.
"My trunk is gone," said the tree.
"You cannot climb -"
"I am too tired to climb," said the boy.
"I am sorry," sighed the tree.
"I wish that I could give you something... but I have nothing left. I am an old stump. I am sorry..."
"I don't need very much now," said the boy, "just a quiet place to sit and rest. I am very tired."
"Well," said the tree, straightening herself up as much as she could,
"Well, an old stump is a good for sitting and resting. Come, Boy, sit down. Sit down and rest."
And the boy did.
And the tree was happy.

Silverstein, S. (1964) The Giving Tree

Et Cetera | William Baziotes
 
Serpentine, 1961

Serpentine, 1961

 
Et Cetera | Arkhip Kuindzhi
 
Dnieper in the Morning, 1881

Dnieper in the Morning, 1881

 
Excerpt | Summer Wishes

I wish we could spend July by the sea, browning ourselves and feeling water-weighted hair flow behind us from a dive.
I wish our gravest concerns were the summer gnats.
I wish we were hungry for hot dogs and dopes, and it would be nice to smell the starch of summer linens and the faint odor of talc in blistering summer bath houses ...
We could lie in long citoneuse beams of the five o'clock sun on the plage at Juan-les-Pins and hear the sound of the drum and piano being scooped out to sea by the waves.

Fitzgerald, Z. (1985) Dear Scott, Dearest Zelda: The Love Letters of F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald

Excerpt | Excitement

I like it when somebody gets excited about something. It's nice.

Salinger, J.D. (1951) The Catcher in the Rye

Et Cetera | Pierre-Auguste Renoir
 
Picking Flowers, 1875

Picking Flowers, 1875

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

Summer day at Fredensborg Palace, Denmark 1859–1925

 
Excerpt | Wisdom

Wisdom speaks with a silent tongue.

Skelton, M. (2006) Endymion Spring

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

EXCERPT | Beginnings

Beginnings are sudden, but also insidious.
They creep up on you sideways, they keep to the shadows, they lurk unrecognized.
Then, later, they spring.

Atwood, M. (2000) The Blind Assassin

Excerpt | Grounded

It's a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don't keep your feet, there's no knowing where you might be swept off to.

Tolkien, J. R. R. (1955) The Lord of the Rings