sweet and kind and good

 

Apologies for another re-posting, but think of it as re-freshing, and considering our uncertain world, we certainly need to refresh our brains with that that is sweet and kind and good.

 

book

 

Below are passages from a lovely book titled, A House Blessing, by Welleran Poltarness. The book is a bit saccharin, but still beautiful in it’s writing and illustrations, and it crosses my mind every now and then. I’ve carried it to two different homes and soon will take it to a third, but I also know two other ladies who will be changing their dwellings, and I send them these thoughts as I take the words and turn them over in my own heart.

 

All who live and visit here shall be friends. Kindliness and harmony shall be the watchwords.

Let this be the place of peace, offering refuge from chaos and doubt, and manifesting in its orderliness, a model for the larger world.

May all celebrations be, in this house, feasts of creativity and companionship.

Let those within it share numberless passages of the sun and moon, and happiness fill them to overflowing.

I wish for you, in this sheltered place, the freedom, calm and leisure to play and explore.

 

photo credit: amazon

 

A House Blessing

 

a house blessing

 

book

 

Thoughts of beauty made me think of this book today—a gift I gave to myself in 1995—A House Blessing by Welleran Poltarness. It’s a bit sappy, and if you’re feeling sappy (and we all get that way on occasion), it’s the perfect little read. It about honoring home, and as my readers know, I’m all about home. Some pieces below:

 

All who live and visit here shall be friends. Kindliness and harmony shall be the watchwords.

Let the mealtimes be far more than the fulfillment of a necessity. In this home food shall be prepared with grace, and eaten with gratitude.

Let this be the place of peace, offering refuge from chaos and doubt, and manifesting in its orderliness, a model for the larger world.

My beauty reign here, and lovely objects renew us by their silence and perfection.

I wish for you, in this sheltered place, the freedom to play and explore.

 

photo credit: Sacheverell Darling / Blue Lantern Studio