Rival of the rose

"...if eyes were made for seeing,
then beauty is its own excuse for being"

-The Rhodora
Ralph Waldo Emerson


gretchen said...

Mmm...lovely. Here's a great quote I just read this afternoon, and I loved it:

"[She] believed passionately in the value of beauty. If she was pressed for time she considered the filling of her bowl with flowers more important for her family's welfare than the making of a cake for tea. On this point her family entirely disagreed with her."

--From Island Magic, Elizabeth Goudge.

Isn't it wonderful? : )