Elegant Words

The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery is an excellent read.  Here are some illustrated quotes from her book. 

At the Museum of Modern Art in New York

At the Museum of Modern Art in New York

What does art do for us? It gives shape to our emotions, makes them visible, and, in so doing, places a seal of eternity upon them.

Women on a beach in Borneo

Women on a beach in Borneo

The peace of mind one experiences on one’s own, one’s certainty of self in the serenity of solitude, are nothing in comparison to the release and openness and fluency one shares with another, in close companionship.

At a tea ceremony in Hong Kong with my Mom

At a tea ceremony in Hong Kong with my Mom

The tea ritual……. has the extraordinary virtue of introducing into the absurdity of our lives an aperture of serene harmony.

My favorite Winnipeg band Royal Canoe

My favorite Winnipeg band Royal Canoe

In the end, I wonder if the true movement of the world might not be a voice raised in song.

Hiking in Akaka Falls State Park Hawaii

Hiking in Akaka Falls State Park Hawaii

There’s so much humanity in a love of trees, so much nostalgia for our first sense of wonder, so much power in just feeling our own insignificance when we are surrounded by nature…

Dave's Mom with one of the Royal Doulton Figurines she loved to collect

Dave’s Mom with one of the Royal Doulton figurines she collected

Beautiful things should belong to beautiful souls.

Woman praying amid a crowd at the Wailing Wall

Woman praying amid a crowd at the Wailing Wall

Those who seek eternity find solitude. 

Along Philosopher's Walk in Kyoto

Cherry blossoms along Philosopher’s Walk in Kyoto

Perhaps the Japanese have learned that you can only savor a pleasure when you know it is ephemeral and unique

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