18 May 2008
"Goodbye", said the fox. "And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: it is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye."
When I was young, my favorite thing to do was reading. For me, it was a welcoming refuge from the daily chaos of growing up with five siblings... "The Little Prince" by Antoine de Saint Exupery quicly became (and still is) one of my favorite books of all times! It truly aches me that my kids don't enjoy reading as much as I did when I was their age... When I was 8 or 9, my mom would let me walk to the bookstore every Saturday to get a new book. One of my favorite collections was the books by the Comtesse de Segur. I sudied in a full immersion french school, so most of my reading was in french.
Another of my favorite reads was a book published by the Readers Digest, called "the World's Best Fairy Tales". I would read it from cover to cover, day after day... I had the portuguese version, and was delighted to have found the english version shortly after I moved to the US... Today I don't read nearly as much as I would love to, but the day will come when I will do more than look at the pretty pictures in magazines...!! You wait and see!!
I leave you with some pictures of some lovely things I found at a church sale my friend Jeanne and I went last Friday. Whe had lots of fun and came back with great sfuff at even better prices! My favorite finds were a large oval mirror with gorgeous detailing and the huge pickling container, not to mention the beautiful ladies prints snatched at only 50 cents a piece!!...
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