"You know I always thought unicorns were fabulous creatures too, although I never saw one alive before." "Well now that we have met," said the unicorn, "If you believe in me, I'll believe in you." --lewis carrol
"It doesn't happen all at once," said the Skin Horse. "You become. It takes a long time. That's why it doesn't happen often to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept. Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in your joints and very shabby. But these things don't matter at all, because once you are Real you can't be ugly, except to people who don't understand." — The Velveteen Rabbit
.watch for yourself (click links) to see what one person has done to make a gentle life, her footprint on the planet memorable & has filled it with what perhaps we are all meant to learn...that life can be brimming with happiness for simple things, that what we already have is already enough and that humility and gratitude might be the secret to Being the Change in the world
.to make brief what has been said about this book...
.dee williams life changed in an instant, all too suddenly reminded that life is short, time is precious, and that she wanted to be spending hers with the people and things she truly loved
.deciding to build an eighty-four-square-foot house on her own, from the ground up was just the beginning of building a new life .deciding to 'just go for it' chucking all her stuff and focusing on living in the moment, she discovered it made her truly happy .she was content with only what she needs without wishing for more
.the lessons she learned & shares apply to all of us, every day, regardless of whether or not we decide to discard all our worldly belongings .dee william's storyis an utterly seductive meditation on the benefits of slowing down, scaling back, and appreciating the truly important things in life
.i adore thrift shopping .estate sales make me quiver .antique shoppes take me to my knees
.it's been storming all week keeping me cooped up miserably indoors .today was sunny and gorgeous .the proverbial day-after-the-storm beautiful .so i treated myself to a walk and a tour of my favorite shoppe .i discovered a hoard of lovely old purses and could not leave a single one behind .sigh
.did you spy what i found inside?
.i'll be listing them on ebay soon .but today i am playing dress-up