Welcome to my ArtfulFairyTales Musings and Poetic Artistry...i am spiritual artist, mommie, educator, writer, interior designer composing...and if i had to do it all again..i would do so... afloat a leafy sea dragon...and having a conversation with a whale
i would most definitely wear my wedding dress with a strand of for-get-me-nots attached - EdenClare
P.S. "I'm going to make everything around me Beautiful - that will be my life."- Elsie de Wolfe
P.S.S...imagery and words, unless noted, have been reblogged.... inspiring links...are located at the very end of this fragrant stream.
Walt Whitman (May 31, 1819 — March 26, 1892) is widely celebrated as the father of free verse, his 1855 poetry collection Leaves of Grass (public library; public domain)
enduring as one of the most influential works in the American literary
canon. He wrote in the preface to the 1855 edition, which he
self-published in a limited edition of about 800 copies and which
included the acclaimed fifty-two-section poem “Song of Myself”:
The proof of a poet is that his country absorbs him as affectionately as he has absorbed it.
Maybe loving books is not so simple. Just like a healthy relationship needs work and changes with time, so too does our relationship with the things we own as we try to define ourselves and not be defined by stuff. Simply owning books didn’t make me a reader. What did make me a reader was an insatiable appetite for new stories and the things they have taught me.
I would not be a better person for owning a library; I become a better person because I chose to read.
— New Home, Empty Shelves (via booklover)