29 december 2012
24 december 2012
22 december 2012
Once upon a time,
I thought faeries lived only in books,
old folktales, and the past.
That was before they burst upon my life as vibrant,
luminous beings, permeating my art
my everyday existence,
causing glorious havoc.
19 december 2012
Mireille Havet (1898, Médan, Yvelines - 1932)
was a French poet, diarist, novelist, and lyricist.
She wrote lyrics for songs composed by
John Alden Carpenter and intended for Éva Gauthier.
She wrote a novel, Carnaval, published in 1923.
She was friends with Jean Cocteau and Colette,
who referred to her as “la petite poyétesse”.
Her diary, which she kept from 1913 to 1929,
was only found again in 1995,
and published in 2003.
18 december 2012
8 december 2012
To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people and
the affection of children;
to earn the appreciation of honest critics
and to endure the betrayal of false friends.
To appreciate beauty;
to find the best in others;
to leave the world a bit better whether
by a healthy child,
a garden patch,
or a redeemed social condition;
to know that even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson