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Saturday, February 17, 2007

I Rarely Buy...


what I can make, but I made an exception for this beautiful leatherbound journal...isn't it beautiful? I wanted a special journal for recording things of importance, beauty and/or wisdom, the kind of thing you need to remember when times are hard and hope is but a memory of better days. I thought this was perfect. I have no idea who made it, sadly, I'd like to congratulate him/her, but hey... I bought it in one of my favourite places in Norwich, the King Of Hearts, a beautiful 16th century Merchant's House that is both art gallery and conference venue, as well as having a good coffee shop and a space for music performances, including its own harpsichord.


Now, of course, all I have to do is find the appropriate words to write in the journal... it's always difficult to know where to start. Perhaps the most appropriate of quotations to begin with would be from Julian of Norwich, a mystic from the 14th century. All shall be well, and all shall be well and all manner of things shall be well. It seems to be a good place to start for any kind of venture.

6 comments:

Karen Stiehl Osborn said...

"All beginnings are somewhat strange; but we must have patience, and little by little, we shall find things, which at first were obscure, becoming clearer." ~ Vincent De Paul

What a beautiful journal and a great way to start a new beginning!

marion said...

What a lovely quote...it will be added...thank you, Karen

Liz said...

A lovely journal, Marion... and I love that quote from Julian of Norwich too...

Shirley Goodwin said...

There's something about a lovely soft piece of leather, isn't there? I hope you get to use the journal, and not just sit and stroke it!

Felicity said...

It's not a beautiful quote but someone told me, at a very difficult time, that 'this too shall pass' and although I didn't believe her at the time, she was right. Nothing stays the same even when we want it to. I think of her words often.

Your journal is lovely, I've no doubt you'll fill it with beautiful words!

Anonymous said...

It is a beautiful journal. Put in that bit about work....that is a wonderful quote. So we should all work, and do good work, and when the force is with us great work. Martha