Sunday, August 24, 2008

Anonymous Quote

Found this quote while
decluttering yesterday on
a 4 by 6 card in my hand

Pragmatism and an industrial-
sized busyness denigrate every-
thing that can't squeeze out of a
calculator. The first thing to die
under such circumstances is
a passion for beauty.

School starts in a week for us.
The busyness gears back up
but I've tried to keep empty
space in my days. It gets dark
earlier now. We all were a bit
sad tonight
as Autumn approaches
and summer says THE END.

The First Lesson, Carl Larsson

The First Lesson, 1903 Giclee Print by Carl Larsson


Anonymous said...

Your quote is right on target. Beauty IS the first thing to get ignored.

I find that I absolutely crave pretty things when life gets too busy. Just crave it. Must be a strong need, or it wouldn't hit me so hard.

walking said...

That sounds like a great way to introduce your talk at next year's Charlotte Mason Conference as the topic is BEAUTY! :-)

Bonnie said...

Have to remember that Tammy!