Everything Old

July 19, 2011

Old books on my shelves

“I love everything that’s old:  old friends, old times, old manners, old books, old wine.”
— Oliver Goldsmith

“Old masters’ paintings, old manuscripts, old gardens, old walls do not bring to mind dying but everlastingness.”
— James Hillman, The Force of Character

“Old is one of the deepest sources of pleasure humans know. . . . We need the old pleasure — giving things, which reciprocate our love with their handiness and undemanding compatibility.”
— James Hillman, The Force of Character


8 Responses to “Everything Old”

  1. bonnie Says:

    i kept my stack of fairy tale books too

  2. Amelia Says:

    Being from Washington -Bellingham – I was attracted to the post about the Seafair PowWow on the WordPress site. But after skimming through your blog entries, I am thoroughly charmed by your photos and art and writing. I’m glad I took up the invitation to check you out, thanks for the little journey.

  3. Patricia-Nathalie Chin A Fo Says:

    As it is 7 am here in Rotterdam
    it is still the old day in more western regions

    I do love the old day of yesterday
    it was a beautiful day
    and I hope just as beautiful for Seattle

    Much love from This side in this moment

  4. anthonyistony Says:

    I found your page in searching Henry David Thoreau, last night I read all of your entries, I share many of your thoughts and I also found a lot of knowledge in your writings, thank you for taking the time and I look forward to your updates and I now have a destination every Thursday!

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