Monday, March 24, 2008

skin

Hi there -

I am still typing with one finger so it's going slowly but I wanted to give you this. I was sure I had shared it before but I can't find it anywhere, so here it is! It is one of the quotes that set me on my body journey. I think it is delicious (if you'll pardon the pun!)

"It is rare that the summer lets an apple go without
streaking or spotting it on some part of its sphere. It will
have some red stains, commemorating the mornings and
evenings it has witnessed; some dark and rusty blotches,
in memory of the clouds and foggy, mildewy days that
have passed over it; and a spacious field of green
reflecting the general face of Nature - green even as the
fields; or a yellow ground, which implies a milder
flavor - yellow as the harvest or russet as the hills."
- Henry David Thoreau

5 comments:

Ladyv said...

thats a beautiful quote meg. i haven't read thoreau since i was a teenager...thanks for the reminder of his poetic ways of describing the natural world.

i hope you feel better soon meg!

Colorsonmymind said...

awww those hands....more kisses and love.....

hee hee

will be thinking of youover the next few days. Possible video to come.

Tori said...

Did you know my dear that Thoreau is one of my favorites? Jim and I were talking about him last night.
I have been writing a post in my head for days about my skin (I am starting with that body part) so it was great to read this.
Thinking of you.

Frankie said...

GORGEOUS quote Meg! Thanks so much for sharing it! I'm copying it down into my journal now ;)

caroline : my pocket said...

Love that quote - the thing we love about each other, the little imperfections and scars that show we've lived. x