Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Such A Pretty Cage

"Our modern society is engaged in polishing and decorating the cage in which man is kept imprisoned." 
-Swami Nirmalananda

There is so much truth to this quote.
Decorating Tip: Liven up potpourri with nostalgic objects.
Example picture: I made mine more interesting by adding an old set of pearls from my grandmother and some dice I enjoyed playing with when I was a kid.


Tuesday, November 9, 2010

After the Temporary Madness

"Love is a temporary madness. It erupts like an earthquake and then subsides. And when it subsides you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether your roots have become so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part. Because this is what love is. Love is not breathlessness, it is not excitement, it is not the promulgation of promises of eternal passion. That is just being "in love" which any of us can convince ourselves we are. Love itself is what is left over when being in love has burned away, and this is both an art and a fortunate accident. Your mother and I had it, we had roots that grew towards each other underground, and when all the pretty blossom had fallen from our branches we found that we were one tree and not two."
- Captain Corelli's Mandolin.

I like this quote a lot :)