Sunday, November 23, 2014

No words necessary~

I would like to think this is common amongst my many friends and I~  Oh to have the love and trust that words are not needed~ that one knows how I love them and care for them~ whether a long true friend or one I've just met~  Lucky am I 

"They spoke very little of their mutual feeling; pretty phrases and warm expressions being probably unnecessary between such tried friends." 

November 23, 1874: Thomas Hardy's first major success, Far From the Madding Crowd, was published 140 years ago today. He went on to write Tess of the d'Urbervilles and Jude the Obscure.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Losses and so much more!

Life seems sometimes like nothing more than a series of losses, from beginning to end. That's the given. How you respond to those losses, what you make of what's left, that's the part you have to make up as you go. 

Happy 59th birthday, Katharine Weber! Her memoir, The Memory of All That, is about her fascinating family. Weber's grandmother was Kay Swift, a composer who had a long affair with George Gershwin, and her father was a pioneer of AromaRama, producing the first movie with smells.