Thursday, September 6, 2012

my dream


My dream is to walk around the world. A smallish backpack, all essentials neatly in place. A camera. A notebook. A traveling paint set. A hat. Good shoes. A nice pleated (green?) skirt for the occasional seaside hotel afternoon dance.

― Maira Kalman, The Principles of Uncertainty 

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  1. Ah my dear Tess, thanks for the reminder. I haven't read Maira'a bookk for a while. Time for a trip from the shelf to the desk. Notebook (check), backpack (check), watercolor kit (check)...off to go shopping for the pleated skirt ;)

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  2. I can see you in that outfit
    ....feeling restless?

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    1. Restless as a willow in a windstorm...

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    1. Thanks for following. Nice to meet you, Bookish!

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    2. Bookish - you have some interesting reading ahead of you in the archives of this blog. There's wine and cheese in the library. Do keep up your strength. Welcome to the party!

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  4. "I dreamed a dream in time gone by..." Hey, you still have your hair...the dream lives (sorry, obvious Les Mis reference) :-)

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  5. Mmm... Delightful. But as long as we're dreaming, why stop?
    A sidewalk cafe in paris, a lush hillside on ireland's coast, a south sea island never before discovered, a long train ride to nowhere.
    I could dream a book.
    Rick

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  6. I don't think I've see that image of M. She was fabulously photogenic.

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  7. Perchance to dream .... beautiful! :-)
    When are you picking up your walking shoes? Coffee stop in Vienna?

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  8. Perfect. I'm going to steal this for my sidebar.

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  9. Will now have to read the book! Thanks. I love discovering good books.

    This is a favorite photo of Marilyn. Thank you.

    Happy Weekend.

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    1. I adore Maira Kalman..."In Pursuit of Happiness" is especially delightful...

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  10. Perfect shot to go with those words. I wonder who has that skirt now. Really, somebody has it, right?

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    1. Oh I want to think somebody has it...somebody's wearing it right now...

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  11. I would certainly accompany that little meringue on her way!

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  12. This may become my new mantra.

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― O. Henry (and me)