Monday, February 09, 2009


Just finished reading "The Gentle Art of Domesticity" by Jane Brocket and it is such a lovely very inspiring!! This little passage really caught my attention:

"It helps to have a state of mind that can turn even the smallest indulgence into a luxury. This 

means looking positively at your life----considering not what you want to have, but what you 

can, or already, have. It means deciding for yourself what you class as luxury and not following 

the media's overblown ideas. Couture dresses, private jets, huge yachts and large gems are very 

wonderful, I'm sure, but doesn't the fact that only a handful of women in the world can afford 

them strike you as ridiculous? Far better to treat yourself to a couple skeins of lovely yarn, 

afternoon tea and a film, a bright bunch of roses, or a small, but perfectly formed box of 

chocolate. As Bette Davis says at the end of Now Voyager, "Don't let's ask for the moon----we 

have the stars.""

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